So what? Lots of Canucks had injuries last year. Is having a broken bone easier to come back from than a concussion? Is a broken finger worse than a shoulder or rib? A healthy Burrows was still not very good and his contract is still bad. It was bad the day Gillis offered it.mathonwy wrote:Who gives a shit about Burrows injuries...Hank wrote:
duh, learn to read before you get all emotional as you are normally are.
I said David Booth was a better player than Alex Burrows last year... and he was. David Booth will likely be a better player than Alex Burrows going forward.
Nowhere did a say Booth was a good player. I said Booth was a bad fit for this team... because he just wasn't very good at what he was supposedly paid to do. So it would be a bad deal to keep a guy like that around even though his term with 1 year left is much better than Burrows.
So if Booth, with his more suitable skill set for the western conference, his better offensive game at this stage, his better productivity with 3rd line minutes than Burrows... still is deemed to have a contract that is bad value, why on earth should "heart & soul" with his age and diminishing game be kept for another 3 years when Jesus Booth himself (a better player at this stage than Alex Burrows) should have been bought out or traded much earlier?
I'm not saying Booth was/is a good player or had a great contract. I'm saying Booth was/is a better player and had a better contract than Burrows. And that is a sad, sad indictment of Alex Burrows and his current game. Comprendez?
Who gives a shit about Burrows injuries? Did you not notice that lots of Canucks had catastrophic injuries? When Burrows was out, the team was probably better. When others were out, the team was catastrophically bad. Burrows just sucked when he was healthy... in every role he was in, whether it be scoring or checking.
Alex Burrows may be the salt of the earth and I don't give a shit about his real or perceived rat-like reputation. His contract is BAD for the value he has been providing. Management would be wise to divest themselves of his contract like they did with Booth's.
Probably the same guy that chose to buy David Booth out and not Alex Burrows.
Name me one other Canuck that broke two bones last season.
And I don't know what game you were watching last season but it wasn't the Canucks. Burr went on a scoring tear late last season when he got healthy.
March 12, 2013 versus the Jets - 2 goals
March 16, 2013 versus the Cats - 2 assists
March 17, 2013 versus the Bolts - 2 goals, 1 assist
March 19, 2013 versus the Preds - Weber CHOP... Burr wasn't the same after that but we DID have a mini little run with Jensen and Kassian leading the charge.
You can be honest with me Hank. Did you actually watch any of the games when Burr got healthy or you just making your observations based on the earlier in the season games?
Woo! Big fuckin' deal. A bunch of goals against crappy teams when the season was pretty much decided. Wow look at those stats! That projects to Burrows scoring 50 goals a season for the next 3 years!
There was stretch where Richardson, Kassian and Booth was doing all the scoring as the 3rd line. Does that mean we should have kept Booth, make Richardson the 1st line center and play Kassian 20+ minutes a game now?
Cherry pick any stretch and a player will look good.
If you were the owner who spent that much money on ex-employees already, would you buy out 1 year or 3?
That doesn't mean management hasn't approached the long-term core with the NTCs. From all accounts, they all refused with Garrison finally giving in.
Yes we all honestly watched Mathowny. This team was bad and needed drastic changes. Keeping what looks to be a role player, while there are better and younger alternatives, for $4.5 million for 3 more years is a BAD investment.