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01-13-2010, 09:04 AM
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Flyers comments on Burrows/Auger incident.

Obvious, but who didn't expect the Flyers players to understand the feeling. I read an article and a few of them commented.

Originally Posted by Delco Times
For their part, members of the Flyers family are not surprised by the incident, but at the same time, think the situation is bad for the sport.

Four players anonymously told the Daily Times Tuesday that referees hold grudges against players frequently, but they’ve never been told before a game by an official that they were being targeted.

Yet, each of the four said they believed Burrows’ assertion that he was given advance warning that the calls were coming by Auger.

One former Flyers player, who remains employed by the organization, said referees have always had an agenda with certain players, but never would openly admit they were gunning for a player.

“A referee would call the penalty on you and then just stare at you for a minute,” the former player said. “That’s how you knew he was getting back at you for something you said or did. But, he would never say anything. If Auger really did say something (to Burrows) before the game and then followed through on it, that’s bad for the league.”

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