The Canucks’ Alex Burrows has taken more minor penalties than any player in the NHL. Three seasons ago, Burrows was also involved in a well-documented battle with former NHL referee Stephane Auger.
Kerry Fraser was asked if it ever gets personal between a player and the referees.
“If there was a borderline call, the guy who’s a pain in the butt isn’t going to get the benefit of the doubt,” said the former NHL referee. “That’s just human nature. Some are automatic. The arm snaps up.
“When there’s that iffy one, it isn’t as automatic and there are players I had more time for in those situations.”
— Ed Willes