Why Alex Burrows’ Automatic Suspension Wasn’t Automatic At All

View image | gettyimages.com Late Monday morning, reports surfaced that Canucks agitator Alex Burrows would not be suspended for his role in Sunday night’s late-game fireworks. Burrows took a run at Johnny Gaudreau, similar to the one that Flames rookie Michael Ferland took at Luca Sbisa, and then was perhaps a little over-eager to defend…

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The Injury Bug: Is Zack Kassian Out for the Season?

It seems like it’s been months since we last saw Zack Kassian. The mercurial winger has had his ups and downs in 2014-2015, spending much of the first half of the season in the coaches’ doghouse before finding a home with the Sedins on Vancouver’s first line, but has since completely dropped off the face…

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Report: Alex Burrows will not be suspended for instigating late fight with Kris Russell

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAYSports An eye for an eye. Tit for tat. Rescinded instigator penalty for rescinded instigator penalty (although technically the league has decided not to rescind Alex Burrows’ instigator, they just won’t enforce his suspension). Anyway it would appear that Vancouver Canucks forward Burrows will not be receiving a one-game suspension for instigating…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Extinguished

That’s an angry lookin man https://t.co/qN6gBBFt5D — Tron Funkinblow (@tron_funkinblow) April 20, 2015 Looking to build on their hard fought, dominating victory that kicked off the weekend, Vancouver took the fight to Calgary playing the role of visitor in the most inhospitable “Sea of Red” – Or the “C of Red” if you’re into that…

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Burrows Suspension Possible After Game 3 Skirmishes

View image | gettyimages.com Once again, a frustrated team at the tail-end of a one-sided loss increased physicality and triggered some fisticuffs. In Game 2, it was the Flames, and Deryk Engelland narrowly avoided suspension. In Game 3, it was the Canucks, and we’ll see what happens with Alex Burrows. He was assessed a game…

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Canucks’ Edler, Bieksa expected to play in Game 3 vs. Flames Sunday

Photo Credit: James Guillory/USA TODAY Sports They’ll play, you know they’ll play… Are we pulling that one out too soon? Definitely. Despite missing the morning skate, Vancouver Canucks defensemen Alex Edler and Kevin Bieksa appear as if they’ll be in the lineup for Sunday night’s crucial Game 3 of the preliminary round series between Vancouver and the Calgary Flames, according…