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Patrick O’Sullivan On Remarks Alex Burrows Made To Him

from TSN,

Former National Hockey League forward Patrick O'Sullivan tweeted on Thursday that  Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows mocked O'Sullivan's abusive relationship with his father during on-ice altercations.

O'Sullivan, 30, detailed his years of physical and emotional abuse under his father - a former minor-league hockey player himself - in Breaking Away, his memoir released in October, and again this month in an essay on The Players' Tribune.

In a discussion with his followers on Thursday morning about the place of fighting in hockey, O'Sullivan revealed his his interactions with Burrows.

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I would like to hear from Burrows on this topic before passing judgment, but it sure does not sound good.

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Primis's avatar

There’s no doubt Burrows is going to deny it, flat out.

He has to.  It’s one of those things he can’t just leave out in the wild and do nothing about.  He’s denied making these kind of remarks before.

Isn’t it INTERESTING though how “personal” things come up with Burrows.  It was Burrows who had the very public spat with Stephane Auger IIRC (I think he was the ref).  Auger came off looking pretty bad out of it, but things since has hinted that Burrows may have been the one that crossed a line first.

And just last month, Burrows was the one accused of making very personal remarks towards Jordin Tootoo (I’m sure we can all guess what those centered on:  his ancestry, and his battle with alcoholism).  Burrows response was that he “wished it had stayed on the ice where it belongs” while trying to say it wasn’t actually anything that bad (if it wasn’t that bad, why do you wish it was just kept on the ice anyways?).

It was also Burrows who bit Patrice Bergeron in the SC Finals during a scrum.

What we have here though, with all of this, is the high likelihood that Alex Burrows is a complete piece of s***, and that O’Sullivan’s tale is likely very true.  Burrows has a real problem.  This kind of trouble following him around means he;s very much the one causing it.  And someone is going to ave to get to him somehow.

But it’s interesting how these stories always involve him, and not other names.

Posted by Primis on 12/17/15 at 08:20 PM ET

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Posted by Primis on 12/17/15 at 07:20 PM ET

Perfectly put?

Is anyone surprised that Burrows would say something like that?

Posted by Garth on 12/17/15 at 08:28 PM ET

PDXWing's avatar

Apparently, his comment to Tootoo was about his brother who committed suicide. At least, that’s what Reddit is saying about it. I hadn’t heard anything about any of this stuff, so it’s all new to me today. I have a hard time believing that childhood physical abuse is “fair game” on the ice.

Posted by PDXWing on 12/17/15 at 09:50 PM ET

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