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Don’t Let Vancouver Get Away With It

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

While the hockey world’s eyes were on Sidney Crosby’s return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup Monday night, the Senators had an eye turned toward the NHL’s chief disciplinarian.

The Senators are wondering if NHL VP of safety Brendan Shanahan takes action against either Alex Burrows or Andrew Alberts of the Vancouver Canucks.

While Alberts’ hit from behind on Kaspars Daugavins will automatically be reviewed, Shanahan’s challenge is to decide what happened with Burrows when Maxim Lapierre slammed Jesse Winchester into an open Canucks bench door in the first period of Sunday’s game.

It’s up to Shanahan to decide if he’s going to take any action or accept Burrows’ explanation that the door wasn’t latched.


Watch the Lapierre hit on Winchester below…

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Burrows and Winchester are actually good friends—Burrows didn’t do it on purpose.  So congrats on trying to create something out of nothing as far as a premeditated action by Burrows.
Lapierre is a punk no doubt and the hit in the back was a cheap shot but Shanahan has shown of late that unless you kill someone now his supplemental discipline is now a joke

Posted by JimG. from California on 11/21/11 at 10:58 PM ET

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Moronic.  The hit was 100% clean and the door was visibly closed.  Trying to start something out of completely nothing.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 11/21/11 at 11:11 PM ET


Crosby scored 2 goals & 2 assists tonight in his first game back from injury.

Posted by NathanBC on 11/22/11 at 01:24 AM ET

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That a $5 will get you a happy ending in Little Saigon. What’s your point?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 11/22/11 at 01:54 AM ET


The idiot Garrioch calling for a suspension on Burrows for willfully unlatching the bench door while telepathically telling Lapierre to hit the Ottawa player through it (as we all know Burrows/Lapierre are to dirty tactics what the Sedins are to dirty tic-tac-toe passes) is one thing.  But Paul putting up his own “Don’t Let Vancouver Get Away With It” headline is another.  You have dirtied yourself, sir!  For shame….

Posted by Jerry on 11/22/11 at 02:03 AM ET

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Jerry, the headline is a reflection of what Garrioch is trying to say.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/22/11 at 02:14 AM ET


Don’t let Garrioch get away with it.  Seriously, does this guy like hockey?  He wants to write (whine) about everything but.
Paul, you like the headline?

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 11/22/11 at 03:40 AM ET


Paul, if you’re saying the headline isn’t your personal opinion, I stand corrected.  Apologies.

Can we agree that Garrioch is an idiot hack?

Posted by Jerry on 11/22/11 at 03:59 AM ET


they say vancouver fans are crazy. fans of the rest of the league is getting hysterical with their hate.

pro tip: stop being crazy.

Posted by kb on 11/22/11 at 05:42 AM ET

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Paul, if you’re saying the headline isn’t your personal opinion, I stand corrected. Apologies.

Can we agree that Garrioch is an idiot hack?

Posted by Jerry on 11/22/11 at 01:59 AM ET

I find him to be wrong with many of his so-called sources say trades and also find him to play to the Ottawa readers.

But I don’t have to agree with what he writes, that is up to the readers of KK.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/22/11 at 06:27 AM ET

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Ottawa fans are still upset with Shanahan over his decision not to suspend Wolski for the hit to Alfredsson. Although he did eventually discuss his reasoning publicly, fans in Ottawa disagree with him heavily and have been joined by many in the media (even Greg Millen - who I certainly wouldn’t count as a Sens homer).

It’s a no brainer that Sens fan’s eyes would be on Shanahan the next time something happened that might warrant a review. The Alberts hit on Daugavins was a clear hit from behind and (although they’re apparently friends) Winchester himself was implying pretty strongly that Burrows opened the door on purpose after the game (though I agree there’s no way to be clear on that and would certainly give Burrows the benefit of the doubt despite any reputation he might have).

Let’s face it. Garrioch isn’t much of a journalist and the Sun is even less of a paper. They can only stretch half-brained rumours into full length articles for so long. Ottawa fans are watching Shanny like hawks right now and this is a pretty easy story for him. Add a dash of manufactured controversy and maybe you can stretch it out to two, or even three stories.

I do hope the Alberts hit gets looked at because I think it was a dangerous play, but since Daugavins wasn’t injured I doubt it will result in a suspension (unless they take into account the hit he put on Brad Richardson a few seasons back and decide he’s already had his get out of jail free card punched.) Garrioch is just making sure that when it happens he’ll have enough people on pique that he can squeeze every line of print out of it.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 11/22/11 at 03:15 PM ET

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