Tagged: Alex Burrows

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Welcome Home Edition

The Vancouver Canucks return from their longest road trip of the season with 7 out of a possible 14 points. After a great start to the road trip the Canucks staggered home with three straight losses. Despite the name of our latest C4 podcast, no one is panicking…yet. However, the mini-slump does raise a few questions. Here a few Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Are the Canucks who we thought they were? Well, I guess it depends on who you thought they were. There’s a certain portion of the Canucks fan base – let’s call them the optimists –...

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Today I Read: About Ference, Foolishness, and Fancy Stats

The NHL suspended Edmonton Oilers captain, Andrew Ference, for 3 games following his headshot on Zack Kassian. On its own, that probably sounds fair. But as Kerry Fraser notes, this isn’t Ference’s first run-in with NHL DoPS. In fact, he’s been suspended twice recently for dangerous hits – in other words, he’s exactly the league’s definition of a repeat offender.

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You Be The Judge: Should Alex Burrows be suspended?

Burrows’ hit on Emelin had all the trademarks of the kind of hit the NHL is trying to eliminate. Emelin was admiring his pass, which placed him in a vulnerable position, Burrows’ point of contact was high, and there were a couple of steamboats from the point that Emelin got rid of the puck to the point that Burrows hit him – the hit was high, the hit was late, and the hit was to a guy in a vulnerable position.

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