The Brown Knight wrote:I don't agree with Blob's assessment on Burrows at all.
Burrows hasn't been scoring, but he's been getting tons of good scoring opportunities. Simply put - he's just snake-bit right now. Let's see where he's at in 4-6 weeks. For right now however, it's just a bad slump.
Despite that however, Burrows' two-way game is still excellent. He brings so much more to the table than a Kassian or a Booth does.
My line of thought: Lets give Burrows some time to work his way out of the slump. The fact that he consistently gets grade A scoring chances game-in game-out, is an indication to me that he'll break out of his slump sooner than later (along with the fact that he's already playing a solid two-way game).
You're absolutely right about Burrows, he hasn't been scoring, and he has been getting chances and playing good defensive hockey. So why not put him on the third line with Hansen and Richards and tell them to shut the other guys down, Burrows will find his touch again in that role. It's where he started, and it's where he learned to find the net off of turnovers.
Why not put a guy who has shown that he is capable of scoring (Kassian) in a place where maybe he will do just that. The team has desperately needed goals of late, Ottawa and Carolina excepted, and Kassian has produced offensively when put in that role.
It's not saying he shouldn't earn anything, but it is saying play to both the player, and the team's strengths, not weaknesses.