Jan 182010
 

When you look at Burrows numbers there’s no denying that he’s been a huge success because of the Sedins. One can’t argue though that he’s not been partially responsible in helping get up the Sedins numbers to point per game averages that are the highest of their career. Burrows has been through a lot to get where he is and after working his way up through the Canucks system right from the ECHL I can guarantee you he never saw him self leading any NHL team in goals at any point in the season outside of perhaps game one of the season. Yet here we sit over 40 games into the season and the Canucks leading scorer is a tie between Henrik Sedin and none other than Alex Burrows.

To put things into further perspective Burrows not only leads the Canucks in goals this season, but he’s in the top 10 goal scorers in the NHL. That’s right. Little Alex Burrows the super pest turned super hero to Canucks fans in Vancouver is tied for the 8th most goals in the NHL. With that in mind, when you look at the fact that Mats Sundin was operating at about 1 goal for every million dollars paid, when you look at Alex’s contract, he’s scored so far, one goal for every $100,000 he’s been paid. With that said, that serves to go down as we still have over 30 games to play and you know Burrows is going to tear past that 30 goal plateau this season (knock on wood).

If you number a cruch a little you find out Burrows actual worth. Right now, over the 48 games the Canucks have played this season, Burrows is costing the Canucks $95,328 per goal and about $51,282 per point. When you compare it to all the players in the top ten for goals scored this season it looks like this:

PlayerGoalsPointsSalaryCost/GoalCost/Point
Patrick Marleau3251$6,300,000.00$196,875.00$123,529.41
Alex Ovechkin3064$9,538,462.00$317,948.73$149,038.47
Sidney Crosby3057$8,700,000.00$290,000.00$152,631.58
Marian Gaborik2957$7,500,000.00$258,620.69$131,578.95
Ilya Kovalchuk2853$6,400,000.00$228,571.43$120,754.72
Dany Heatley2753$7,500,000.00$277,777.78$141,509.43
Steven Stamkos2547$3,725,000.00$149,000.00$79,255.32
Michael Cammalleri2240$6,000,000.00$272,727.27$150,000.00
Henrik Sedin2167$6,000,000.00$285,714.29$89,552.24
Rick Nash2144$5,400,000.00$257,142.86$122,727.27
Jarome Iginla2143$7,000,000.00$333,333.33$162,790.70
Dustin Penner2141$4,250,000.00$202,380.95$103,658.54
Alexandre Burrows2139$2,000,000.00$95,238.10$51,282.05
Bobby Ryan2139$1,921,667.00$91,507.95$49,273.51
Patrick Kane2056$3,725,000.00$186,250.00$66,517.86
Zach Parise2047$3,125,000.00$156,250.00$66,489.36
Alexander Semin2043$4,600,000.00$230,000.00$106,976.74
Nicklas Backstrom1954$2,400,000.00$126,315.79$44,444.44
Corey Perry1947$5,325,000.00$280,263.16$113,297.87
Anze Kopitar1946$6,800,000.00$357,894.74$147,826.09
Loui Eriksson1945$1,600,000.00$84,210.53$35,555.56
Stephen Weiss1942$3,100,000.00$163,157.89$73,809.52
Mike Richards1940$5,750,000.00$302,631.58$143,750.00
Ryan Malone1938$4,500,000.00$236,842.11$118,421.05
James Neal1935$821,667.00$43,245.63$23,476.20
Patric Hornqvist1930$620,000.00$32,631.58$20,666.67

Burrows is producing well above his pay grade and am I complaining? Hell no. Just trying to make sure more people appreciate just what this guy is doing when compared to the names he’s sandwiched himself between in the points standings.

  • http://blog.mikebrowne.com/ Mike Browne

    Great post Richard. Burrows story just keeps getting better and better. I am sure, if his scoring remains consistent, he’ll be in a great place to negotiate himself some more cash the next time contract talks come around for him. Let’s hope his agent isn’t a bonehead who leads him into an Anson Carter situation. That was ugly.

  • http://blog.mikebrowne.com/ Mike Browne

    Great post Richard. Burrows story just keeps getting better and better. I am sure, if his scoring remains consistent, he’ll be in a great place to negotiate himself some more cash the next time contract talks come around for him. Let’s hope his agent isn’t a bonehead who leads him into an Anson Carter situation. That was ugly.

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