Report: Canucks' Linden Vey expected to replace Burrows vs. Flames in Game 4

Thomas Drance
April 21 2015 04:34PM

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Willie Desjardins is loyal to his players. Sometimes to a fault, as he himself has admitted.

With Alex Burrows out of the Canucks lineup for Game 4 with what's reported to be a broken rib injury sustained a Tuesday's game-day skate, it was assumed that recently recalled forward Sven Baertschi might draw into the Canucks lineup. That won't be the case though. 

Instead Linden Vey is expected to make his playoff debut in Game 4, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

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You Don't Fight Fire With Fire. You Fight It With Ice Cold Water Running Through Your Veins.

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April 21 2015 04:04PM

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About half way through the third period of game three, I finally figured it out. I finally realized what Willie Desjardins was up to. And it's not a good sign.

There's been much talk about Desjardins' line deployment, especially the lack of ice time for the Sedin line, and I think now I know why...

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Alex Burrows taken to hospital for precautionary reasons, won't play in Game 4

Ryan Pike
April 21 2015 01:01PM

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The Vancouver Canucks lineup will definitely change this evening after forward Alex Burrows sustained an upper-body injury while taking part in this morning's pre-game skate.

In a statement the Canucks confirmed Burrows' injury, said that he was sent to hospital for precautionary reasons and confirmed that the first liner will not play in Game 4 on Tuesday night against the Flames.

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – April 21st, 2015

Josh W
April 21 2015 11:00AM

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Courtesy: UticaComets.com

We are back with this week’s Comets Militia report, where we review all the latest in news, statistics, rumours, gossip and made up narratives regarding the Vancouver Canucks farm team: The Utica Comets.  The Utica Comets have finished their regular season winning the Western Conference and have added a new banner to the rafters at the Aud.  

Read past the jump to see how this week went down.

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NHL Player Safety Just Keeps Getting it Wrong

Kent Wilson
April 21 2015 11:00AM

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As the clock wound down on the Flames recent 4-2 victory over the Canucks, the game descended into a series of flying body checks, chucked knuckles and post whistle scrums. This mirrored the previous game, a 4-1 Vancouver victory that ended in an ice clearing brawl and a $50,000 fine to Calgary coach Bob Hartley. 

That fine is the only supplemental discipline the NHL has handed out in a series that has featured gratuitous head shots, sucker punches, at least two last minute instigator penalties and numerous infractions that were ignored by the officials. It's been a rough series and because of the NHL's typically pedestrian response to the violence, it figures to get even uglier. 

The NHL's system of justice is broken. It's been broken for a long time. Here's how and why they keep getting things wrong. 

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