Thursday, January 13, 2011

Alex Burrows Spears Marc Staal In "Nether Regions"; Suspension Likely (Video)

During the second period of tonight's New York Rangers Vancouver Canucks game Alex Burrows used his stick as a weapon jacking it upwards while it was between Marc Staal's legs.  Following the move Staal fell to the ice in obvious and understandable pain. While on the ice Staal slashed at Burrows skates and took Burrows down receiving a two minute minor for tripping.  The fact that Staal received a penalty on the play was not surprising, but that he was the only one getting a call was. One would expect the league to step in and review the play with a suspension for Burrows and his egregious use of his stick as a weapon. 

Video is from the Canucks broadcast.