BladesofSteel wrote:Comparing Booth and Burrows is laughable. The effort is certainly there, the scoring chances, two-way play and commitment to being the system/team are not even in question. This team is the best in the league when down a man, and Burrows is one of the key cogs.
The team is clearly struggling right now. Secondary scoring (Burrows, Higgins, Hansen) has been much discussed. The lack of offense from the blueline has not gotten nearly enough blame for the teams failures.
It's easy to point fingers right now, but suggesting Burr is as (or more) useless than Booth is just ignant whining.
Burrows has to score. It's that simple. If he's not producing points, he's not earning his money. At $2M, sure we can pay for a good forechecking PK specialist. At $4.5M Burrows needs to be on the scoresheet with some regularity. His lack of scoring is easily one of the major issues facing the Canucks right now. He brings more to the table than Booth, for sure, and that's why Booth is in the pressbox and Burrows is not. But they both need to share blame for the Canucks lack of secondary scoring.