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Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Strangelove » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:15 pm

Well I've pretty much had it with all the Burrows-bashing over the last year.

Time for some positive vibes towards our biggest heart-and-soul player! :thumbs:

As you all know, the Great Strangelove has always sprung to the defense of one Alexandre Burrows.

For good reason.

And yours truly is more interested in what AB can bring to this team in the FUTURE than the past.

TRULY!

But sadly, it seems some of CC's best posters have forgotten even what Mr Burrows has done in the past.

A re-post from tonight's GDT if I may...

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Blob Mckenzie wrote:A day late and a dollar short. He didn't show up when the games mattered.


WOW never thought I'd see that said about AB.

But I guess now that folks can't claim he's a washed-up-stick-a-fork-in-him player anymore...

:roll:

UMMM....

2nd in all-time Canuck short-handed goals (Bure is first).

Tied for 9th in all-time Canuck game-winning goals (and I bet he's 3rd in ES game-winning goals).

1st in goals-per-playoff-game among present-day Canucks.

The only present-day Canuck to score a short-handed playoff goal.

Tied for 1st (with Gus Adams) in ALL-TIME OVERTIME PLAYOFF GOALS.

Can you say CLUTCH??

"He didn't show up when the games mattered" Image

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Va ... ks_records

PLUS he's in there like a dirty shirt when things get ugly.

All this from our best defensive forward.

No offense Blob, but some of you guys have gone nutty....


Now I'm not sure if many here turned into mindless pitchforkers

... or if the hatred spewed by the media has achieved it's desired effect.

Or if it's both.

But IMESHO whether one is a rebuilder, retooler, or re-upper...

YOU DON'T DITCH ALEXANDRE BURROWS Image

(well not unless you get a HUGE return for him)
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Topper » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:22 pm

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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby mathonwy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:01 pm

Ahh... I remember when it was just yesterday when I created the original Alex Burrows appreciation thread on CanucksCentral.

:lol:

Dear Alex,

Thank you for not making me look like an asshole this season.

-Your BFF and sapporo numero uno fano Math! <3

PS. Please take lots of Calcium and Vitamin C.
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Topper » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:25 pm

mathonwy wrote:Dear Alex,

Thank you for not making me look like an asshole this season.

Because you do a splendid job of it yourself.

......and nice job deleting your Vezina post..........
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby mathonwy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:37 am

Topper wrote:
mathonwy wrote:Dear Alex,

Thank you for not making me look like an asshole this season.

Because you do a splendid job of it yourself.

......and nice job deleting your Vezina post..........

Dear Topper,

You must be a very miserable person in real life to have all of this angst.

You need some yoga.

Love,

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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:09 am

Nice to see Burr finally get some bounces and get hot, unfortunately it may be too little too late. Better late than never I guess. *hehe* Boy, he seems to have some great chemistry with Jensens, might be no coincidence Burr finally got going when the young gun was called up. Those 2 have been really carrying that line, carrying our captain and superstar Hank Sedin. :lol:
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby ukcanuck » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:10 am

Okay Why is Math not on the list????



.......wait..... I think I am on the list...


As for Burr Appreciatin, I can think of no nicer think to say than he this generation's Geoff Courtnall, or maybe Greg Adams!! Greg Adams!!
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby dbr » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:27 am

Doc those are some lovely all time stats you've posted. Burrows has produced those numbers over a career with this team that is particularly storied given his humble beginnings as a pro.

Kudos to him.

I hate a lot of the antics that he allows to be part of the package but I'll always love his scrappiness and feistiness.

Remember when Willie Mitchell had that vertebrae injury that kept him out for quite a few games? First game back after almost a month out and Brian Rolston took him awkwardly into the end boards, Burr didn't even give him a chance, his gloves were off the minute he came into contact and he was throwing 'em at Rolston nearly as quick. He gave up 25 pounds in that tilt and he wasn't going to score a victory but what a teammate.

Anyway. You can't really say for sure that next year Alex isn't going to bounce back to close to the level he played at in the last half decade; nor can you say that Daniel isn't going to shake whatever's been plaguing him over the offseason either for that matter. Looking at their ages though, if I were a betting man I wouldn't put money on a massive resurgence from either player without some pretty favourable odds.

It's become increasingly evident that this franchise can't ice a strong enough team to have many contracts on the books that reflect a player's past performance more than his current contributions. Love them or hate them the Sedins pretty much have us up to capacity in that regard for the next four years (certainly on aggregate, even if Henrik can be a $7m player in the near term).

As embarrassing as the hair pulling is, as little amusement as I take from the inventive trash talking at this point, I still like Alex Burrows and hope he does well - but this is a franchise in transition and if part of that means moving Burr's cap space and roster spot to another player I'm fine with that.

Too many times in the last few years has this team tried to sell us (and themselves) on the benefit of buying low on a player, that's all well and good but when you are "buying low" on a 30+ player with a substantial cap hit that's another matter entirely.
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Uncle dans leg » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:06 am

Are we still laughing at the flames for not trading their core in time to facilitate the rebuild?

Burrows recent streak might be what we need to interest the habs into sending over some futures ;)
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby dbr » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:23 am

I wrote this up in one of the GDTs but I don't like the Flames comparison - since their downfall was their ludicrous mismanagement over a few year period that saw them trade away two top 15 picks and another in the top 20 of that 2008 draft that so many teams did well in, in addition to the disastrous Phaneuf deal.

Their issue wasn't so much that they refused to sell off as it was that they kept on buying.
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby herb » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:30 am

^ Their other issue was that the Flames were never that good to begin with.

They didn't even qualify for the playoffs for several years prior to the 2004 cup run. The cup run itself was an improbable, miracle run. They barely made the playoffs, and their run to the finals couldn't be characterized as anything other than being on the back of fantastic goaltending and staunch defense.

In the seasons that followed, the Flames generally were making the playoffs as a low seed when the Canucks were winning division titles.

I really hate the comparison. The Canucks were one of these best teams in the league for a decade. The Flames were hot for a couple of months and lived off that hype for five years.
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Topper » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:35 am

I prefer the Canuck Sens analogy.
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Uncle dans leg » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:40 am

Fair enough. So thank fuck we aren't the new flames then.

Being the western senators isn't such a bad comparison...relatively speaking. They generally are competitive and still seem to develop decent young prospects....where's our karlsson though?!??
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:50 am

dbr wrote:
I still like Alex Burrows and hope he does well - but this is a franchise in transition and if part of that means moving Burr's cap space and roster spot to another player I'm fine with that.


Well sure Dave... if that's possible.

Not very many excellent defensive players who tend to score HUGE goals when the chips are down though.

So yeah, good luck with that.

Good luck finding another $4.5m top 6 forward who brings what Burrows brings!

Good luck replacing one of our four truly special forwards over the last 6 years.

Seriously NOT BEING SARCASTIC AT ALL!!

Good luck!!! :thumbs:

No no, I really fucking mean it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Alexandre Burrows Appreciation Thread

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:51 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:Are we still laughing at the flames for not trading their core in time to facilitate the rebuild?

Burrows recent streak might be what we need to interest the habs into sending over some futures ;)


You know Dan, I don't think you have as much appreciation for Mr Burrows as you should have.

And I don't think you have any idea at all as to what went wrong in Calgary.

I think you're overreacting to the present Canuck situation.

If I may be so bold.... I think you're running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Image
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