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Burrows Takes A Major, Coyotes Score Twice

The Vancouver/Phoenix game was tied 0-0 with about 9 minutes left in the 3rd when Alex Burrows was assessed a five minute major for boarding, plus a ten and game misconduct.

The final score, Yotes 3, Canucks 1.

Watch the hit along with a few players discussing it, including Burrows.  Have to chuckle at Luongo saying he never saw the hit, the replay doesn’t lie Roberto.

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MarkK's avatar

Have to chuckle at Luongo saying he never saw the hit, the replay doesn’t lie Roberto.

Yeah right on, Paul. Pretty disingenuous.  He just didn’t want to have to talk about it.  Maybe he does deserve the C after all?

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 03/19/11 at 11:20 AM ET

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Wait a tick…

You guys are saying the penalty was DESERVED?

Man, I thought these KK guys were supposed to know the game. The silly little shot aside, its obvious that you don’t….

That was barely a minor kiddies.

Take off the biased Wings fan hat.  That call was all about the new rules. Lets see you slough it off when Holmstrom gets 5 and a game for Sweet @#$% all next tine.

Video does not lie at all…...

Posted by vancitydan on 03/19/11 at 11:47 AM ET

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vancitydan, Show me where anyone wrote the penalty was deserved?

If you want my opinion, two minutes at the most.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/19/11 at 11:53 AM ET

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I misinterpreted your “Yeah Right” I guess.

Fair enough. 

Welcome to the “New NHL”. Expect more of these, and borderline players like Fiddler making refs look silly for a while.

Brad May went off on it for a could minute on SNET afterwards….even he was mad as he!! about it.

Looking forwards to Wednesday’s game. Hopefully will be a great game.  None of the players on either team will do that ...like Fiddler…hopefully.

Cheers

Posted by vancitydan on 03/19/11 at 12:09 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

talk about embellished.  Burrows barely touched him, 2 mins at MOST is all he deserved

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 03/19/11 at 01:11 PM ET

aaron in phoenix's avatar

I think it was a 2 minute penalty also. I don’t think he pushed him into the boards, It was just a hockey play. I’m glad Fiddler is alright.

The game was deadlocked 0-0 until this penalty happened. Labarbera was playing a hell of a game.

Dave Strader dropped an interesting fact last night at the end of the game. Phoenix is only the second team since 96-97, and the first since the 99-00 blues to win all six games on the Western Canada road trip.

Posted by aaron in phoenix from Section 102 on 03/19/11 at 01:11 PM ET

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A terrible call…
They just keep swinging from one extreme to the other.
A lousy 2 games for a deliberate and vicious attempt to injure on that drive-by elbow (blindside) hit to the head, and now this…
This crap is driving me away from the NHL

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 03/19/11 at 01:38 PM ET

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That’s the most innocuous 5 min major I’ve ever seen. Maybe Augier was reffing and saw the name on the hitter’s back.

Posted by steviesteve on 03/19/11 at 01:59 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Another Wings fan here chiming in with the opinion that this definitely should not have been called a major. 

Burrows probably should have recognized that his opportunity to make that contact wasn’t there and just not have touched him at all, but that’s a bang-bang play.  Now if Burrows FINISHES the check, then it’s definitely worthy of a major.

Refs got this one wrong.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/19/11 at 02:31 PM ET

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Burrows played it perfect afterwards though. Said he thought it a deuce, but that Sutherland is “one of the best refs in the NHL”.

Talked about agreeing with the rule itself, and not hurting guys…nothing even the most ardent Burr hater could take as another Augergate.

Politics. Don’t think that Sutherland will forget it. He knows Burr gave him a break, and that Fiddler fooled him.

One of my main worries about the new rules. No one wants to see guys hurt, but when a player does the right thing and lets up when he sees the numbers, he should not get the hammer.

Rescinding the Game Misconduct would be a start….

Posted by vancitydan on 03/19/11 at 04:36 PM ET

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Can’t really blame the refs based on the heat over head shots these days and Fiddler lying down like he did.

Based on the slow mo though, it was clear this was no major penalty.  Note that Burrows did not extend his arms on contact.  This is a textbook example of a player holding up when he had a chance to really hurt an opponent.

Posted by CallMeJerry on 03/19/11 at 04:42 PM ET

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