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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby herb » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:19 pm

I’d go with Hansen with the Twins. Put the Amex line back together and Kassian draws back into the lineup.

Weise is quietly becoming an effective NHLer. While his ceiling last year was as a 12/13 forward, now it looks like he has legitimate third line potential.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby $lacker » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:24 pm

Some interesting quotes from the coach in the Vancouver Sun regarding Alex Burrows... doesn't seem like Torts agrees with some posters views on #14:http://tinyurl.com/kld5pr5

“He's out for a while. It's been a tough year for him. He's a big part of … the soul of our team. He works hard. He's such a great teammate. Everybody likes to have him around. It hurts. It's a big blow to us, but we have to move by it and get ready to play our next game.”

“That's what he's about; that's what everybody loves about him,” Tortorella said of Burrows' toughness. “And he played good, too. Watching the tape, I could see he was moving his jaw around and you could tell it was bothering him. But he played and played really well. It doesn't surprise me. In the short time I've been with him, that's what he's about. That's what we'll miss a lot in the room — that type of guy. We'll need to find a way to get it done.”
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:06 pm

$lacker wrote:Some interesting quotes from the coach in the Vancouver Sun regarding Alex Burrows... doesn't seem like Torts agrees with some posters views on #14:http://tinyurl.com/kld5pr5

“He's out for a while. It's been a tough year for him. He's a big part of … the soul of our team. He works hard. He's such a great teammate. Everybody likes to have him around. It hurts. It's a big blow to us, but we have to move by it and get ready to play our next game.”

“That's what he's about; that's what everybody loves about him,” Tortorella said of Burrows' toughness. “And he played good, too. Watching the tape, I could see he was moving his jaw around and you could tell it was bothering him. But he played and played really well. It doesn't surprise me. In the short time I've been with him, that's what he's about. That's what we'll miss a lot in the room — that type of guy. We'll need to find a way to get it done.”


Has Blobby IPA's read this about the coach (Torts) who replaced the coach (AV) whom Blobby Stubbies couldn't stand cause he ruined Kassian and Ballards careers, about Torts views on Burr?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby herb » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:13 pm

I don't think anybody disputes that Burrows is "a hard working guy" who "works hard" and is a "great teammate".

Tom Sestito's probably a great teammate. That doesn't mean he doesn't suck at hockey.

The bottom line is that Burrows has not looked like a $4.5M player at all this season. People have shat all over other $4M underachievers like Ballard, Booth and to a lesser extent Demitra, but for some reason Burrows gets a pass.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:23 pm

herb wrote:I don't think anybody disputes that Burrows is "a hard working guy" who "works hard" and is a "great teammate".

Tom Sestito's probably a great teammate. That doesn't mean he doesn't suck at hockey.

The bottom line is that Burrows has not looked like a $4.5M player at all this season. People have shat all over other $4M underachievers like Ballard, Booth and to a lesser extent Demitra, but for some reason Burrows gets a pass.


Try looking at the big picture and what Burr means in that room. I can withstand a little struggling from Burrows. Guys like Ballard, Booth had/have not earned that to be given the kind of rope that Burrows is getting, not too mention that it amazes me to see the blindness at the tangibles Burrows brings to the table other than just bulging the twine. But carry on with your Burrows bed wetting you minions.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby dhabums » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:34 pm

herb wrote:I don't think anybody disputes that Burrows is "a hard working guy" who "works hard" and is a "great teammate".

Tom Sestito's probably a great teammate. That doesn't mean he doesn't suck at hockey.

The bottom line is that Burrows has not looked like a $4.5M player at all this season. People have shat all over other $4M underachievers like Ballard, Booth and to a lesser extent Demitra, but for some reason Burrows gets a pass.


The "for some reason" is his body of work as a Canuck. That should be ******* obvious.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby rats19 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:46 pm

Burrows is a huge part of this core..from me slack is given..
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Island Nucklehead » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:52 pm

rats19 wrote:Burrows is a huge part of this cote..from me slack is given..


Sure. I think most people recognize what Burrows has done for the team and how hard he works. It needs to be pointed out, however, that his lack of production offensively is costing us. That's not to say that he's useless or that he won't recover, but if this team is going to be successful he NEEDS to put up some points.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby dbr » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:28 pm

Yep.

I'd take 0 goal, $4.5m Alex Burrows over 0 goal $4.25m David Booth out on the ice ten times out of ten.

I'd take 0 goal, $4.5m Alex Burrows over 0 goal $4.25m David Booth in the room too (and in my heart Image).

But ultimately I don't want 0 goal $4.5m Alex Burrows - or 10 goal $4.5m Alex Burrows for that matter - on my team.

I don't think he was going to go on that way all season but neither was he 30 goal Alex Burrows and he might never be again, and it's a legitimate concern.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby The Brown Knight » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:13 pm

FYI people,

When Burrows returned from his injury, the Canucks were 7th in the league on the PK.

When he returned, the Canucks killed 50/54 penalties.....with Burrows being an integral part of the PK.

The moral of the story is this: Yes, Burrows needs to pick it up big time offensively......BUT.....he brings so much more to the table than just offense.....and because of that, any comparison to Booth or Kassian is irresponsible and ridiculous.

And on a side note - Burrows isn't just "floating" out there on offense. He's getting legit scoring chances by working hard and getting into the correct positions. He was simply not finishing. Obviously, that needs to change.....but he was in the right track, and I think he was about to eventually break out.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Island Nucklehead » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:26 pm

The Brown Knight wrote:The moral of the story is this: Yes, Burrows needs to pick it up big time offensively......BUT.....he brings so much more to the table than just offense.....and because of that, any comparison to Booth or Kassian is irresponsible and ridiculous.


That's all folks are saying, Farhan. $4.5M for a PK specialist is too much money. The Canucks are simply not a playoff team if Burrows produces like a 3rd (or 4th, at this point) liner.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:01 pm

1.5 million per point for Burrows. Shouldn't be too tough to replace his production .
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby herb » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:48 pm

dhabums wrote:The "for some reason" is his body of work as a Canuck. That should be ******* obvious.


I actually like the biter.

My concern is that players need to be evaluated not on a what have they done in the past basis, but on a what can we expect them to provide going forward. Burrows being able to provide offensive production at a rate which justifies a $4.5M cap hit in a tight salary cap environment over the next four years is a legitimate concern.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Vader » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:39 pm

herb wrote: Burrows being able to provide offensive production at a rate which justifies a $4.5M cap hit in a tight salary cap environment over the next four years is a legitimate concern.


If Burrows has a nagging injury that has lead to his offensive problems, then at least he'll get an opportunity to rest that injury as well.

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:18 am

LITR may the best value for Burrows these days.
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