Playing with fire

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  1. Dirk Hoag says:

    I’m down with you on the Burrows stuff, but Henrik’s penalties were deserved. Heck, he’s lucky if Dan Ellis doesn’t file sexual harassment charges against him for that humping he gave in the 2nd period…

  2. Dirk Hoag says:

    I’m down with you on the Burrows stuff, but Henrik’s penalties were deserved. Heck, he’s lucky if Dan Ellis doesn’t file sexual harassment charges against him for that humping he gave in the 2nd period…

  3. Common sense says the league would investigate first before they decide on any disciplinary action. That said, with Bettman and Campbell in charge, common sense isn’t a given.

  4. Common sense says the league would investigate first before they decide on any disciplinary action. That said, with Bettman and Campbell in charge, common sense isn’t a given.

  5. alex says:

    I agree with most of your points, but Alex Burrows did have two points last night (both goals) for the Canucks. The officiating was horrendous, and completely took the focal point off the players themselves. I thought the referees’ job was to make it seem like they are not even there, to maintain the flow and integrity of the game, and to ensure fair play and respect towards set rules/regulations; not to steal the spotlight with their over-interference.
    Seems like a classic example of an oversized male ego with a vendetta.

  6. alex says:

    I agree with most of your points, but Alex Burrows did have two points last night (both goals) for the Canucks. The officiating was horrendous, and completely took the focal point off the players themselves. I thought the referees’ job was to make it seem like they are not even there, to maintain the flow and integrity of the game, and to ensure fair play and respect towards set rules/regulations; not to steal the spotlight with their over-interference.
    Seems like a classic example of an oversized male ego with a vendetta.

  7. troy says:

    If you watch the youtube of the Augers pre game discussion with Burrows he clearly mouths the words “You Back” at the end.

  8. troy says:

    If you watch the youtube of the Augers pre game discussion with Burrows he clearly mouths the words “You Back” at the end.

  9. VancityAllie says:

    Wow, good catch Troy! That’s quite obvious when you look at it.

    I hope Burrows doesn’t get suspended but I also hope the league gets a chance to really look into this. We see a lot of retribution and drama with refs and teams, players, coaches… overall I think the NHL has a pretty good ref system compared to other sports, but it’s still worth a look.

    Reading some comments on Sportnet from another ref indicates that it’s not all uncommon. He speaks about getting back a player when the game is 5-1, not close. I say there’s never a good time for retribution, just as fair reffing as possible, all the time.

  10. VancityAllie says:

    Wow, good catch Troy! That’s quite obvious when you look at it.

    I hope Burrows doesn’t get suspended but I also hope the league gets a chance to really look into this. We see a lot of retribution and drama with refs and teams, players, coaches… overall I think the NHL has a pretty good ref system compared to other sports, but it’s still worth a look.

    Reading some comments on Sportnet from another ref indicates that it’s not all uncommon. He speaks about getting back a player when the game is 5-1, not close. I say there’s never a good time for retribution, just as fair reffing as possible, all the time.

  11. The positive to take out of a potential Burrows suspension is that if is forced to sit the Canucks do have the depth to cover for him in the short term.

    Not the best case scenario, but when life gives you lemons, you gotta make lemonade.

    That said, the picture that’s being painted right now is not very flattering for Mr. Auger. It’ll be interesting to see what he says in his defense.

  12. The positive to take out of a potential Burrows suspension is that if is forced to sit the Canucks do have the depth to cover for him in the short term.

    Not the best case scenario, but when life gives you lemons, you gotta make lemonade.

    That said, the picture that’s being painted right now is not very flattering for Mr. Auger. It’ll be interesting to see what he says in his defense.

  13. Kevin says:

    Troy, you COULD be right, but we can’t know that for sure. Humans have a funny way of seeing what they want to see. Like reading ANY horoscope and saying “oh my god, it’s as if they’re talking about me!” Or that viral email about Nostradamus and his predictions on the Twin Towers falling (and the US $20 bill).

    For all we know, Auger could have said “I like your hat”

    We just know they exchanged some words before the game.

    If it’s true, I really would hope the league would address it appropriately. And if it’s true and Burr gets suspended, I’m sure there will be an uproar.

  14. Kevin says:

    Troy, you COULD be right, but we can’t know that for sure. Humans have a funny way of seeing what they want to see. Like reading ANY horoscope and saying “oh my god, it’s as if they’re talking about me!” Or that viral email about Nostradamus and his predictions on the Twin Towers falling (and the US $20 bill).

    For all we know, Auger could have said “I like your hat”

    We just know they exchanged some words before the game.

    If it’s true, I really would hope the league would address it appropriately. And if it’s true and Burr gets suspended, I’m sure there will be an uproar.

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