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Jordin Tootoo Claims Alexandre Burrows Made “Unacceptable” Remarks About Him

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Right wing Jordin Tootoo said Vancouver Canucks left wing Alexandre Burrows made some “unacceptable” remarks about him and his family when they were in the penalty boxes in the first period of the Devils' 4-3 overtime win tonight at Prudential Center. Tootoo's anger over those remarks led to him challenging Burrows to fight and eventually dropping the gloves with Derek Dorsett in the second period.

Tootoo was serving a holding minor at 11:06 of the first when Burrows and Travis Zajac received coincidental roughing minors following a scrum near the benches at 12:42.

That was when Tootoo said Burrows crossed the line.

“Burrows when we were in the penalty box, he said some personal remarks regarding my family and it's just unacceptable,” Tootoo said. “The penalty box guys even rolled their eyes like. 'Is this guy really saying this (expletive)?' I don't have any respect for him. I don't need an apology for him or nothing. It's just classless. We're all professionals and everyone fights a fight no one knows about and when you dive into personal issues, it's just classless. To me, that's cowardly.”

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  Tags: alexandre+burrows, jordin+tootoo

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