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Canucks boycotting CBC
WORCESTER -- The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly boycotting CBC's Hockey Night in Canada over the show's treatment of former Manitoba Moose player -- and current Canuck -- Alexandre Burrows.
The Canucks are still so irate about what they feel was a hatchet job that host Ron Maclean did on Burrows a couple weeks ago that the team refused the public broadcaster access to their players or staff during the broadcast of the Vancouver-Chicago game on Saturday, the Globe and Mail is reporting.
The Canucks have demanded an apology -- and CBC has refused -- for a Maclean segment Jan. 16 in which Maclean lambasted Burrows for publicly alleging a referee had told the player that he was going to 'get him' in reprisal for showing up the official in a previous game.
Maclean did not interview Burrows for the segment, drawing the particular ire of the Canucks.
An NHL 'investigation' cleared the official and Burrows was fined $2500.
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