Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Burrows-Auger controversy

My thoughts on the Alex Burrows/Stephane Auger controversy (where Burrows accused Auger of saying he was out to get him) are up over at Canuck Puck. You can read the current state of affairs there, but this situation is going to be very interesting to follow over the next few days. As Joe Yerdon points out in his post on the matter, the NHL needs to conduct a full investigation; we've already seen how sweeping accusations against refs under the rug has hurt the NBA and European soccer. As I wrote about Tim Donaghy, even the perception of impropriety can stagger a league, regardless of what actually happened. The league needs to take this seriously and show us just what happened, or their own fans will lose faith. We'll see what they do in the days to come.

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