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#31 clutch

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:29 PM

just cuz he took that stupid penalty in the last couple mins of the game...dont jump on to huge conclusions that question the ability of the players who play their hearts out...


My post has nothing to do with that stupid penalty. I've been watching burrows flail around since manitoba. I guess he knows how vigneault likes it ;)
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:32 PM

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If I remember correctly burrows got on the canucks through the back door, last guy picked for the moose, and fought his way to the third line on the big club. Kesler and Burrows have such amazing chemistry and energy. They are exactly what this team needs. I'd like to see them pop in some shorthanded goals this season, that was another thing missing from last year.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:32 PM

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Ok first post, but here goes...

I'm going to have to agree with everyone elseand say that Burrows is an asset to this team.

Not only is he good at what he does (forecheck and agitate) but he does show signs of offensive flair.

He loses the puck a lot and seems to be off balance because of the style he plays. He'll look to make the play before thinking about what his body is about to be put through.

Did he not make Pierre Maguire's All-Monster Team 2007?

He will fight, contrary to what you say... didn't he fight Boulerice after he Tomahawked kesler in the head?

He was a liability when he'd fight at stupid times and get called for instigating or roughing randomly but has since refined his game and now understands when and where to start a bru-haha.

Burrows has worked his way up from the ECHL, and hasn't stopped doing whatever the coaches tell him to do.

That's the kind of teammate I'd want on my team.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:32 PM

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:39 PM

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EPIC FAIL OP!!!!! EPIC FAIL!!!!!

Give your head a shake buddy!!! Burrows embodies so many of the traits we all wish the rest of the Canucks had. The guy plays with so much heart, he gives it his all every time he steps on the ice.....

Enjoy the countless pages of flaming.........
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:40 PM

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He was also the only player in the league with 30+ points and 150+ penalty minutes.


I think Phaneauf (60 points/ 182 PIM), Hartnell 43 points/ 159 PIM) and "Jacka$$" Avery (33 points and 154 points) would disagree with this statement!!!

But otherwise I think the guy who started this topic is on glue! Burrows is a "heart and soul" player who competes every night, is great on the PK, has good offensive skills (lead the team in SH goals) and hits anyone!!!

Edited by buffdaddydarren, 03 October 2008 - 01:41 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:43 PM

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Have you SEEN Burrows play?




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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:46 PM

"heart and soul" "great on the pk" bahhhh bahhhh how about "no hands" "can't skate" "can't fight" wow i miss Rutuu ....some of you should try to think for yourselves. he's terrible period.


He almost lost the puck on that break away lololol

Edited by clutch, 03 October 2008 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:51 PM

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Burrows is one of the most exciting Nucks to watch- period. He has hands, can skate fine (and fast!). The only place he's lacking is in fighting prowess, but he's gotten bigger over the summer so we'll see what happens now. Don't be stupid 'clutch'. If anything, Burrows is a clutch player. He and Kes CARRIED this team for a few weeks last year in case you don't remember
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:54 PM

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Ha ha ha!


Ha ha Ha ha ha....



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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

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"heart and soul" "great on the pk" bahhhh bahhhh how about "no hands" "can't skate" "can't fight" wow i miss Rutuu ....some of you should try to think for yourselves. he's terrible period.


He almost lost the puck on that break away lololol


Krog or Pettinger or Brown whoever.

And you're expecting one of those guys above to have all of those qualities?

Get you're head checked.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:56 PM

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Why do people want to get rid of character players ? Burrows has worked his tail off to get to where he is. Everyday he shows up to play 100%, guys like that you don't get rid of.


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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:58 PM

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I know allot of people are going to scorch me for this but I fail to see the reason why nobody questions his ability to play in the nhl. Every game i watch with him in the lineup(all of them) I find myself screaming at the tv because of the stupid stuff the guy does. Personally i'd rather have any of the guys that are fighting for a spot on the team rather than burrows. Everyone's #1 reason they like this guy from what I read on this forum "He's great on the pk. Who cares! Anyone can do this thats fighting for a spot. He can't score and i'm tired of kesler carrying this guy on his back night after night, I'm tired of him losing the puck, falling down everywhere seriously this guy falls down a hundred times a night can't he skate its ridiculous, stupid penalties its endless. "He plays with grit" is another common description tossed out when his name comes up. That ok sure he pisses off guys but fails to do really be able finish that job off by being able to fight because he can't. IMOP he's an embarrassment to the team. Please Gillis let this guy go keep Krog or Pettinger or Brown whoever. let er rip.


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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:59 PM

who cares what pierre Mcguire picked... Jovo is in that list
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:01 PM

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When you have to start off your topic by saying "I know I'm going to get roasted for this" you should just stop right there.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:03 PM

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Burrows does his job extremely well for minimum wage

you should think twice before bashing one of our top role players
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:08 PM

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Kesler doesn't carry Burrows; they compliment each other
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:09 PM

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This guy must be a Calgary Flame who Burrows has pestered to the point where he has to post about it.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:14 PM

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The fact that he was picked indicates that he is one of, if not the best, at what he does.

Yes there are players like Ruutu, Avery, Tucker that play a similar role however who is overall the most beneficial to their team?

Ruutu, 3 times the salary for the same player (Don't get me wrong I love Ruutu but expensive for what he does) He has more offesive talent (as seen in the shoot-out) but is more of a liability for minor penalties.

Avery, is innovative in trying to invent new ways to push the envelope of agitating however his history of antics leaves a team with too many question marks on whether he will help or hinder his team.

Tucker, Avery minus the off ice stuff, on the decline and his point totals in Toronto seem to be an aboration as he's vanished off the face of the earth. Again, a risk to take him because his salary is too much for what he "potentially" could do. Why not stick with what you have?

You know what you're going to get, 30 points 10-15 goals, 100+ pims and at fair market value.

Although the trend of toughness is further on the rise, teams still need playmaking ability at a reasonable price.

So would you rather have:

Burrows and 10 mil to spend on Free-Agents / Trade
(room to add 1st line forward ie. Gaborik at 9mil)

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Avery and 6.6 mil to spend
(room to add Jeff Finger)
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:15 PM

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I seriously doubt you will find even 1 other person who agrees with your opinion. Unless they have either Never seen a Canucks game, or have some type of mental disability... a severe mental disability.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:19 PM

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Have you SEEN Burrows play?

http://www.youtube.c...I...11587&st=20



Man does he get a lot of freaking breakaways!! lol

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:20 PM

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wow... what planet have you been on? so totally wrong.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:20 PM

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no way! burrows and kesler are way to valuable to our third line.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:21 PM

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I haven't seen a thread 100% owned like this one for a while :lol:
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:25 PM

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Ya he's got no hands at all


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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:28 PM

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The OP has to be joking. Also, Jovo had a career last year. Probably why he was a monster.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:30 PM

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disagree clutch
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:31 PM

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I know allot of people are going to scorch me for this but I fail to see the reason why nobody questions his ability to play in the nhl. Every game i watch with him in the lineup(all of them) I find myself screaming at the tv because of the stupid stuff the guy does. Personally i'd rather have any of the guys that are fighting for a spot on the team rather than burrows. Everyone's #1 reason they like this guy from what I read on this forum "He's great on the pk. Who cares! Anyone can do this thats fighting for a spot. He can't score and i'm tired of kesler carrying this guy on his back night after night, I'm tired of him losing the puck, falling down everywhere seriously this guy falls down a hundred times a night can't he skate its ridiculous, stupid penalties its endless. "He plays with grit" is another common description tossed out when his name comes up. That ok sure he pisses off guys but fails to do really be able finish that job off by being able to fight because he can't. IMOP he's an embarrassment to the team. Please Gillis let this guy go keep Krog or Pettinger or Brown whoever. let er rip.



we should get rid of Luongo while were at it...
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:31 PM

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do we want luongo???
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