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Canucks re-sign F Alex Burrows to 4-Year, $18m Extension ($4.5m AAV with NTC)
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09-14-2012, 02:38 PM
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Risky deal. As much as I love him, Burrows is a very poor natural skater and usually when these kind of players start declining their effectiveness go down fast. Burrows will be 35 when his last contract year begins and I'd say it's very much possible he won't be as effective of a player in the last 2 years than he is for the next 3 seasons. That being said he was a late bloomer so that could transition to other end of his career aswell (meaning he won't start declining as early), at least I'm hoping that happens.
It is very possible that EVERY NHL PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE may lose some effectiveness nearing the end of their deals. Too many fans think far too hard about these things and seem desperate to nitpick.
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