MONTREAL- FEBRUARY 24: NHL official Stephane Auger calls play dead during a game between the Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on February 24, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.(Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) more pics »During yesterday's NHL game, Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks accused referee Stephane Auger of having a personal vendetta against him from an earlier game. Stephane Auger made several calls during the game which were considered 'questionable' by the media, especially the Vancouver-based publications but also including the respected source, the Associated Press.
During the game Referee Auger allegedly told Burrows "If you say a word, I'm going to kick you out". The press hounded Auger after the game and asked what this comment was referencing, but Auger refused to comment. We expect to see more dust ups with Stephane Auger in the next few weeks.