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Thank You, Thank You, Merci, Vancouver (Alex Burrows, The Players Tribune)

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Sounds like he really appreciates everybody in the organization, including a shout out to Aquaman.  Maybe, just maybe, he (Francois) doesn't deserve all the criticism that some fans constantly pile on.  Burrows makes it seem like the Canucks actually run a very good organization, from a business standpoint too.  I have no doubt that with a few more years in the rebuild, we will be back to being a strong competitive team in the playoff hunt every year.

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We really were spoiled as fans from 09-12. No argument there.

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Would really love to be at Rogers' Arena for Burr's return and subsequent video tribute and standing ovation. Bet you it will be epic....

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Always been one of my all time favorite players and always will be.  He worked every shift of every game.  The kids coming up right now should watch tape of him to learn what it takes to be a team player.

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1 minute ago, Rick Blight said:

Would really love to be at Rogers' Arena for Burr's return and subsequent video tribute and standing ovation. Bet you it will be epic....

Yep. I'll be grabbing tickets for that one as soon as they are released.

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Plain and simple... 

 

The greatest human being of all time. 

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My all time fav Canuck. So hard to defend him over the years, but dang, what a great team player. 

 

Sorry Trev, you're #2 now. 

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Great read.

 

Thank you for posting. :) 

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Even though Alex Burrows did contribute big time on the score board there are always players who come along that add more on the 'heart & desire' side that ends up meaning more to a team. Burrows was that type of player from his first game! As much as Ryan Kesler is disposed by so many on here now when he and Bur came up to the Canucks they made it clear that the Canucks were not going to be the 'walk overs' they had been to that date. Do fans really appreciate the physical toll Burrows endured? He was not a big man. Did he ever waiver? No.

 

Recognizing what Alex Burrows brought to the Canucks over and above his scoring stats is critical to his true appreciation. It is why I rank him higher than Naslund and Bertuzzi in the history of the club.

 

While Naslund walked in free agency and signed with the Rangers Burrows waived his NTC and made sure his Canucks got a player they could build forward with. That was all Burrows.

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Posted (edited)

Cute insight into the baby room, young players vs. veterans with kids, kids saying goodbye to other player's kids, ... that's a slice of the hockey life that we hardly hear about.  

 

This is the extended family atmosphere of the team.  

Edited by Neversummer
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51 minutes ago, BabychStache said:

Sorry Trev, you're #2 now. 

I had that exact same thought....always found it weird and awesome that they shared the same birthdate.  

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Thank you for giving us years of memories Alexander Burrows. The joy you gave us on that 2011 playoff run will stick with me for the rest of my life.

 

Your contribution to this team will be felt for years to come, especially if Dahlen becomes an impact player and helps us win a cup. 

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He'll be back after he retires Linden or Smyl style.  

 

In fact I'll bet he signs a 1 day contract with us to retire as a Canuck. 

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3 hours ago, Heretic said:

". Please don’t forget about me "
 

 

We won't Mr. Burrows...

 

That's exactly what I was thinking of when I read that. If someone mad a compilation of his best moments on and off the Ice to that song, I'd cry rivers.

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I really hope he pulls a Malhotra and comes back as a coach or some other role in management, it would be sweet. Thanks for the countless memories, Burr!

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I have to admit I got all teary with this article. I really hope all the young guys we have right now can read this.

We'll always remember you Alex! Go Canucks Go!

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2 hours ago, tybarber said:

This should be prerequisite reading for incoming rookies. 

Only a fool would ignore the wisdom granted from the Dragon Slayer.

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still bitter sweet but it does make things a little easier that Ottawa is taking him in with open arms. he deserves it.

thank you for the parting gift. yours will be waiting in front of 18,000 fans when you come back.

 

thank you burr. and yes, kelly is a great gal.

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