With all of the hoopla surrounding the Canucks and the Auger situation, coach Alain Vigneault fears that these allegations may create a backlash among the rest of the officials.
“It’s a concern,” Vigneault told sportsnet.ca on Tuesday. “I can understand the situation, but that being said right now I think it’s best for our players and myself to let Mike Gillis and management take care of this with the league. It’s something they will have to deal with.”
Burrows has shown that officials do hold a grudge and if he thought that Auger thought he made him look bad, because NHL officials as a group look bad in this situation, it can’t bode well for the Canucks and Burrows specifically.