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Just how good of a deal did we get on Burrows?


Mozy

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<p>When you look at Burrows numbers there's no denying that he's been a huge success because of the Sedins. One can't argue though that he's not been partially responsible in helping get up the Sedins numbers to point per game averages that are the highest of their career. Burrows has been through a lot to get where he is and after working his way up through the Canucks system right from the ECHL I can guarantee you he never saw him self leading any NHL team in goals at any point in the season outside of perhaps game one of the season. Yet here we sit over 40 games into the season and the Canucks leading scorer is a tie between Henrik Sedin and none other than Alex Burrows.

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<p>To put things into further perspective Burrows not only leads the Canucks in goals this season, but he's in the top 10 goal scorers in the NHL. That's right. Little Alex Burrows the super pest turned super hero to Canucks fans in Vancouver is tied for the 8th most goals in the NHL. With that in mind, when you look at the fact that Mats Sundin was operating at about 1 goal for every million dollars paid, when you look at Alex's contract, he's scored so far, one goal for every $100,000 he's been paid. With that said, that serves to go down as we still have over 30 games to play and you know Burrows is going to tear past that 30 goal plateau this season (knock on wood).</p>

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<p>If you number a crunch a little you find out Burrows actual worth. Right now, over the 48 games the Canucks have played this season, Burrows is costing the Canucks $95,328 per goal and about $51,282 per point. When you compare it to all the players in the top ten for goals scored this season it looks like this:</p>

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<table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" bordercolor="#666666">

<thead>

<tr>

<th bgcolor="#E6EEEE">Player</th>

<th bgcolor="#E6EEEE">Goals</th>

<th bgcolor="#E6EEEE">Points</th>

<th bgcolor="#E6EEEE">Salary</th>

<th bgcolor="#E6EEEE">Cost/Goal</th>

<th bgcolor="#E6EEEE">Cost/Point</th>

</tr>

</thead>

<tbody>

<tr>

<td>Patrick Marleau</td>

<td>32</td>

<td>51</td>

<td>$6,300,000.00</td>

<td>$196,875.00</td>

<td>$123,529.41</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Alex Ovechkin</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">30</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">64</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$9,538,462.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$317,948.73</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$149,038.47</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Sidney Crosby</td>

<td>30</td>

<td>57</td>

<td>$8,700,000.00</td>

<td>$290,000.00</td>

<td>$152,631.58</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Marian Gaborik</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">29</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">57</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$7,500,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$258,620.69</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$131,578.95</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Ilya Kovalchuk</td>

<td>28</td>

<td>53</td>

<td>$6,400,000.00</td>

<td>$228,571.43</td>

<td>$120,754.72</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Dany Heatley</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">27</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">53</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$7,500,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$277,777.78</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$141,509.43</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Steven Stamkos</td>

<td>25</td>

<td>47</td>

<td>$3,725,000.00</td>

<td>$149,000.00</td>

<td>$79,255.32</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Michael Cammalleri</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">22</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">40</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$6,000,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$272,727.27</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$150,000.00</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Henrik Sedin</td>

<td>21</td>

<td>67</td>

<td>$6,000,000.00</td>

<td>$285,714.29</td>

<td>$89,552.24</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Rick Nash</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">21</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">44</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$5,400,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$257,142.86</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$122,727.27</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Jarome Iginla</td>

<td>21</td>

<td>43</td>

<td>$7,000,000.00</td>

<td>$333,333.33</td>

<td>$162,790.70</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Dustin Penner</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">21</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">41</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$4,250,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$202,380.95</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$103,658.54</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Alexandre Burrows</td>

<td>21</td>

<td>39</td>

<td>$2,000,000.00</td>

<td>$95,238.10</td>

<td>$51,282.05</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Bobby Ryan</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">21</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">39</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$1,921,667.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$91,507.95</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$49,273.51</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Patrick Kane</td>

<td>20</td>

<td>56</td>

<td>$3,725,000.00</td>

<td>$186,250.00</td>

<td>$66,517.86</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Zach Parise</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">20</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">47</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$3,125,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$156,250.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$66,489.36</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Alexander Semin</td>

<td>20</td>

<td>43</td>

<td>$4,600,000.00</td>

<td>$230,000.00</td>

<td>$106,976.74</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Nicklas Backstrom</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">19</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">54</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$2,400,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$126,315.79</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$44,444.44</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Corey Perry</td>

<td>19</td>

<td>47</td>

<td>$5,325,000.00</td>

<td>$280,263.16</td>

<td>$113,297.87</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Anze Kopitar</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">19</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">46</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$6,800,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$357,894.74</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$147,826.09</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Loui Eriksson</td>

<td>19</td>

<td>45</td>

<td>$1,600,000.00</td>

<td>$84,210.53</td>

<td>$35,555.56</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Stephen Weiss</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">19</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">42</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$3,100,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$163,157.89</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$73,809.52</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Mike Richards</td>

<td>19</td>

<td>40</td>

<td>$5,750,000.00</td>

<td>$302,631.58</td>

<td>$143,750.00</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Ryan Malone</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">19</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">38</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$4,500,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$236,842.11</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$118,421.05</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>James Neal</td>

<td>19</td>

<td>35</td>

<td>$821,667.00</td>

<td>$43,245.63</td>

<td>$23,476.20</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">Patric Hornqvist</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">19</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">30</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$620,000.00</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$32,631.58</td>

<td bgcolor="#F0F0F6">$20,666.67</td>

</tr>

</tbody>

</table>

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Burrows is producing well above his pay grade and am I complaining? Hell no. Just trying to make sure more people appreciate just what this guy is doing when compared to the names he's sandwiched himself between in the points standings.</p>

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<p><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/11/nov1709_mozy_small.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">Richard Loat writes for Canucks Hockey Blog and is a fan of the underdog – first Bryan Allen, then Alex Burrows, and now Jannik Hansen. His passion for the Canucks led to the Canucks Hockey Blog and a lot of #Canucks tweets on his Twitter account.</p>

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Wow, Kopitar is the most expensive goal scorer in the league at $357,894.74 per goal. Suddenly I don't feel so bad now that we bypassed him in the draft.

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