Island Nucklehead wrote:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=433477
The Vancouver Canucks will be without forward Alexandre Burrows for a couple of weeks according to head coach John Tortorella.
The coach would not get into specifics about the injury to Burrows, but it is believed to be a foot injury picked up blocking a shot in the season opening, 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
And so it begins...
While I can't say I'm optimistic about this year, cause I'm not, I don't have an issue with the shotblocking. Up to that 5 on 3 kill the Canucks had some energy and aggressiveness to them, and I liked seeing Burrows give it up like that. Yes, he got injured, but we've had bad injuries in past years (Kesler, Maholtra, Booth etc) under a low-shot blocking regime. But what have we complained about in the past, not enough heart and go for it grit. If they can play up to that level I saw against SJS - if they can get that consistency Torts seeks - than you deal with injuries. I'm not so sure this lineup can, but we'll see...sucks about Burrows, but I do like that attitude.