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#7381 Ghostsof1915

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:34 AM

Alex Burrows isn't worth the 6 million he's making this year.

 

Good thing he only makes $4.5 then huh?


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:50 AM

That fan waving his towel with his gyrating neck (0:32) makes me laugh EVERY time.
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

 
Good thing he only makes $4.5 then huh?


No, he made 6 million this year lol.
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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:06 AM

No, he made 6 million this year lol.

 

His cap hit is 4.5 million. 

http://www.capgeek.com/player/662


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:47 AM

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Happy Burrday to you

Happy Burrday to you

Happy Burrday dear Alex

Happy Burrday to youuuu!!

 

All the best, Burr....you're not getting older, you're getting better.  Love, your fanitos (MOSTLY deb & HV)

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:46 PM

is it safe to come in here yet?


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

I'd say yes we do want him on the team... but does everyone still see him next to Hank on the top line?  Thing is, I'd say that if he's not next to El Capitano it could be tough for him to justify that new contract without his running mate #33.

Danny - Hank - Burr (old $$$ line, does it still have the magic?)

Danny - Hank - Jensen (they worked well together, but maybe it's time to spread the wealth?)
Burr - Hank - Jensen (worked well this season)
Danny - Hank - Kassian (playoff special?)

If he's on the 2nd, I think he could still have value if he still gels with Kes and [insert rotating door of running mates]
Higgins - Kes - Burr
Burr - Kes - Kassian

Higgins - Kes - Kassian
...
 

But if he's in the bottom 6 it could be tougher for him to put up those big numbers, and spending that much on a 4th liner seems like a bad investment.  I know that no one could've predicted the team's slump but if Jensen or Kass (or both) break out next season and he's in the bottom 6 for good I honestly wouldn't mind moving him, BOTH to give him a chance to succeed with another team and for our own cap purposes.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:10 PM

Happy Birthday Mr. Clutch!


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

I cant beleive this thread has almost 300 pages

lol

Ya we don't need heart and soul players who epitomize the idea of being a canuck

Undrafted
ECHL
Works his way for a call up
And never looks back
Then becomes one of the biggest unsung hero's the team has ever seen
One bad year where he broke his foot, jaw, and has a bad hand injury = he sucks

LOL yeah lets forget about the 10 prior years bc of one bad one with alot of mitigating factors

WOW

Glad Linden is in charge now because this guy brings the same thing Linden, Smyl, Snepts, Fraser did...and Linden gets it, many saying trade him, simply don't get competition

Ribbons for everyone!

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:28 PM

Canada needs him!

 

Burrows also going to World Championships. No love for Eddie Lack though from team Sweden


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:35 PM

Congrats Burr!
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:41 PM

Canada needs him!

 

Burrows also going to World Championships. No love for Eddie Lack though from team Sweden

 

Wow. Thats great. Good luck Burr!  A reason to watch the other Canucks.  I was so disappointed a couple of years ago when he was put on the team and subsequently got injured moments into the first game.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

That fan waving his towel with his gyrating neck (0:32) makes me laugh EVERY time.


HAHA that's hilarious, I never noticed that. Probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:22 AM

Too bad MG didn't sign him for 3 mil a season, he'd be so far out of the dog house right now.


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Gaunce is wayy cooler though, Gaunce is the kind of guy you want to bring with you to Costco

 

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:37 AM

I mean congrats but with the kind of season he's had, he's getting in because he played there last year.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:23 PM

Having just completed a frustrating season with the Canucks, forward Alex Burrows is preparing to make his 2nd appearance at the World Hockey Championship for Team Canada when the tournament opens in early May in Belarus.

 


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:59 AM

Good to see him going.  He'll make us all proud.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:24 AM

watch him dominate  the WC for Canada..... 

 

 

that should shut up haters up AGAIN -_-


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:00 AM

So glad we'll at least get to see a few Canucks play post season hockey. Hope they all light it up!


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:26 PM

watch him dominate  the WC for Canada..... 
 
 
that should shut up haters up AGAIN -_-


He will bounce back with the twins next year.
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:27 PM

I think Burr will retire a canuck. I hope he does. He will bounce back and snipe 20 to 25 next year.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

Yeah I think he will have a solid year next season barring injuries.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:30 AM

5 goals for $6m.

He'd better bounce back next year.

Not that I am remorseful as such but his lack of production didn't help Gillis any.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

 

5 goals for $6m.

He'd better bounce back next year.

Not that I am remorseful as such but his lack of production didn't help Gillis any.

 

Is that supposed to be haiku?

 

Don't try and pin Gillis' demise on Burr...scroll above to see that a guy with broken pieces is cut some slack.  And goals are one part of his game...mostly timely ones.  But look at the work he does in front of the net, on the PK, etc. to see that he contributes.

 

His lack of goals is what you're looking at...his production comes in many forms, not just what you scan for on a scoresheet.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:07 PM

Burrows has a couple more effective years as a solid checker/penalty killer/agitator who scores 10-15 goals. Is he overpaid? Maybe. But I think he deserves at least another year (hopefully healthy) to show his stuff.
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 03:53 AM

Is that supposed to be haiku?

 

Don't try and pin Gillis' demise on Burr...scroll above to see that a guy with broken pieces is cut some slack.  And goals are one part of his game...mostly timely ones.  But look at the work he does in front of the net, on the PK, etc. to see that he contributes.

 

His lack of goals is what you're looking at...his production comes in many forms, not just what you scan for on a scoresheet.

 

A good penalty killer and net presence is not worth a 4M cap hit. Defensive forwards who contribute under 10 goals and play well on the PK can fetch around 1 to 2M and play on the 3rd or 4th lines. What's worst of all is that Burr was a shocking minus player while playing top minutes and still couldn't contribute.

 

I'm willing to see how he goes next year, but if he starts slowly he has to be out. The big minutes he plays could be better served to our highly talented young guns instead of someone who is obviously well past their prime.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

 

A good penalty killer and net presence is not worth a 4M cap hit. Defensive forwards who contribute under 10 goals and play well on the PK can fetch around 1 to 2M and play on the 3rd or 4th lines. What's worst of all is that Burr was a shocking minus player while playing top minutes and still couldn't contribute.

 

I'm willing to see how he goes next year, but if he starts slowly he has to be out. The big minutes he plays could be better served to our highly talented young guns instead of someone who is obviously well past their prime.

 

You would do well to listen to what Deb is saying, her knowledge of hockey far exceeds the opinions you spew. For the last couple years you have been going on about how Booth is the guy and that the defense of the Canucks is stacked and tops in the league... yeah ok, look at them now. What has Booth done since he's been here? What did our stacked defence do last year?


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

 

A good penalty killer and net presence is not worth a 4M cap hit. Defensive forwards who contribute under 10 goals and play well on the PK can fetch around 1 to 2M and play on the 3rd or 4th lines. What's worst of all is that Burr was a shocking minus player while playing top minutes and still couldn't contribute.

 

I'm willing to see how he goes next year, but if he starts slowly he has to be out. The big minutes he plays could be better served to our highly talented young guns instead of someone who is obviously well past their prime.

So you completely ignore his injuries then?  That's what you're doing...it's nothing about "prime", it's about having to find his groove again...happens.

 

Let's reassess things after he's been healthy for a stretch...his timing was off but that won't last forever. 


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

Imagine if you combined burrows intangibles with a prototypical european skilled player. You would get a crosby . Gretzky . Malkin . Lidstrom . jere Lehtonen . Modano . Yzerman . Lemieux . Recchi . Ron francis. List goes on......
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 07:15 AM

If Burrows stays healthy next season, I expect 20 goals, 40 points, excellent 2 way play and strong leadership. 

 

At 4.5 million, Im quite okay with that. 

 

Burr has earned his grace period and all those with the memory of a goldfish will be back on his wagon again soon. 


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