Tagged: Burrows

MSM links for March 17, 2009 0

MSM links for March 17, 2009

Has there been a better time to be a Canucks fan (other than ’94)? (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Johnson fingered for blame (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Amicable split for the ‘caped crusaders’ (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks keep eye on S-Kings (Cleve Dheensaw, Victoria Times Colonist) Recent trends good for ‘Nucks? (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) For love of game – and Cup (Hosea Cheung, 24 Hours Vancouver) Tests abound for Dallas Stars (Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News)

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MSM links for March 16, 2009 0

MSM links for March 16, 2009

Win-win weekend for Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Ohlund is a ‘real stats boy’ (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Can the Canucks survive without Burrows? (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks storm out fast, hang on to beat Avs (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Burrows leads Canucks’ charge (Matthew Sekeres, Vancouver Province) Early errors cost Avs in road loss (Adrian Dater, Denver Post)

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Alex Burrows: $8 million richer 1

Alex Burrows: $8 million richer

Shortly after signing his 4-year/$8 million contract extension, Alex Burrows scored his 17th and 18th goals of the season as the Vancouver Canucks won for the 11th time in 13 games. It’s obviously too early to tell if Burrows is worth $2 million per season. Like I said yesterday, I don’t mind the deal if he continues to play the way he’s playing right now. If he continues to play well on the top-6 or the checking line – whichever is asked of him – and regularly produces 15+ goals and 40 points, it’s a solid deal. I hope, of...

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The deal with Burrows and a Cooke comparison 2

The deal with Burrows and a Cooke comparison

Whether or not a contract extension is in place before Wednesday, I don’t see much point in moving Alex Burrows, as was rumored this weekend by Pierre Lebrun on Hockey Night in Canada. His value to the Canucks is much more than what he would bring back in trade. His 16 goals are 33 points are already career-highs. His 17 assists are 2 short of a career-high. In his last 12 games, he has 5 goals, 5 assists and 10 points in an average of 17:08 minutes of ice-time (17:53 not including the Montreal game in which he received a...

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MSM links for February 24, 2009 0

MSM links for February 24, 2009

Coach weathers vicious storm (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Unless injuries strike, Canucks will be quiet at trade deadline (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Gillis ‘confident’ Canucks will re-sign Sedins (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Just a hometown boy (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Luongo implores mates to shoot low (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks battle the Habs (Bob Mackin, 24 Hours Vancouver) Canadiens send Price a strong message (Pat Hickey, National Post) Montreal hands reins to backup Halak (Sean Gordon, Globe and Mail) Dezzy makes most of spot with Moose (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)

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MSM links for February 19, 2009 0

MSM links for February 19, 2009

The centre of attention (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Kesler carving out new career path (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Auld still has Sens-e that he will improve as goalie (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Canucks’ Burrows barges ahead (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Sedin contracts remain a stumbling block (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Swedish compatriots eagerly await Sundin’s return to Toronto (Tim Wharnsby, Globe and Mail) Confident Sens get their groove back (Sean Gordon, Globe and Mail) Sens offer Shannon great opportunity (Rob Brodie, The Daily Observer)

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MSM links for February 13, 2009 0

MSM links for February 13, 2009

Canucks come from behind to win against Coyotes (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Comeback kids not a desert mirage (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Burrows finds way to make his mark (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Struggling teams await Canucks (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Turco back on form (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Turco’s focus on Stars could lead to Team Canada (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Coyotes fall apart late in loss (Jim Gintonio, Arizona Republic)

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MSM links for February 6, 2009 0

MSM links for February 6, 2009

Defensive specialist Kesler adds some offensive stimulus (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Coach Vigneault concerned about Canucks penalty-kill (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) An offensive awakening for Kesler (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) PK a pain in the Canucks’ neck (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Burr sticks by making impact (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Despite slump, Canucks still in it (Sam Craig, Metro News Vancouver)

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The new streak is at 1 4

The new streak is at 1

Finally, the slump is over. Or is it? Alex Burrows, right after he scored the shorthanded game-winning goal on a breakaway, celebrated by trying to break his stick on his knee presumably to symbolize the team finally breaking out of their 8-game losing slump. Burrows tried twice; the stick didn’t break. I hope that’s not a bad omen. At any rate, the Canucks were good last night, but they were also lucky. First the good. On my Twitter feed the other day, I commented that I didn’t like the idea of splitting up Burrows and Ryan Kesler, who has been...

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