Roundtable: Let's Celebrate

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 13 2015 10:00AM

We tried to think of something serious and hot-button for this week's mailbag, but none of us wanted to talk about why Ryan Miller has fallen off of a cliff. Thankfully, when we started taking Mailbag questions, we got one that addressed the whole floor. Today, we talk about our celebratory tuenes.

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The Roundup

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November 13 2015 06:45AM

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Sedins beating father time, Tootoo says Burrows crossed the line, Stamkos agent gives contract update, Andrew Ladd negotiations, cap and waiver concerns for Flames, Oilers defense rebuilt, Taylor Hall, Alex Ovechkin, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings

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Canucks Postgame: Out Sweded

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 12 2015 08:22PM


I had a bad feeling about this game when Vancouver's high-profile skilled Swedish captain lined up for the ceremonial faceoff, and was met by Ottawa's high-profile skilled Swedish captain. Henrik Sedin didn't even try to win the faceoff. He was intimidated by his own kind, presumably because Erik Karlsson's hair controlled Hank's mind.

Or, you know, the home team always wins the draw during ceremonial faceoffs. Even still, the automatic victory was a bad omen tonight, as the Canucks fell 3-2 to the Senators tonight. 

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Brandon Sutter suddenly out of tonight's game, McCann In

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 12 2015 05:16PM

The Vancouver Canucks have made a last second switch in tonight's roster, swapping out high profile centre/winger Brandon Sutter in favour of rookie Jared McCann. The news comes less than half an hour before the team drops the puck against the Ottawa Senators.

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Canucks GM Benning doesn't expect phone call between Burrows, NHL to result in suspension

Thomas Drance
November 12 2015 04:43PM

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There may not be enough soap in the Lush warehouse to successfully clean out the mouth of Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows. 

Burrows is one of the NHL's most relentless motormouths, and his jabs have been creative and extreme over the years - just ask Mike Richards or Phil Kessel. Recently though, the Canucks agitator's habit of trash talking opponents has generated headlines and controversy rather than the usual guffaws. 

In a game this past weekend, New Jersey Devils tough guy Jordin Tootoo publicly accused Burrows of crossing the line. It was reported this week that Burrows will have a meeting with the league on Friday to discuss the incident.

On Thursday, Canucks general manager Jim Benning addressed the issue during an appearance on TSN 1200 radio in Ottawa. In addition to disputing the idea that Burrows is facing some sort of formal disciplinary tribunal, Benning suggested that he expects the conversation between the league offices and the Canucks' sharp-tongued two-way winger to result in nothing more than a reminder.

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