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12-12-2012, 10:46 AM
dave babych returns
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Originally Posted by Reverend Mayhem View Post
Maybe it's the 8 mill/4year deal talking here but what Burrows makes is obscene. I like the guy, the player, the community guy but 4.5 seems a bit high. I'm more than happy to have him back though, hopefully we see more 2011 playoff performances from him and less 2010/12 playoff performances.
The guy has roughly comparable numbers to perennial All Stars, and it's not as if he's a one dimensional player either.

I'd be much happier if Burrows made $1m less each year - especially with the cap coming down - but there's no question if he'd been a UFA this past offseason he would have got more than $4.5m.. he might even if he had hit UFA with a $60m cap this coming summer.

It's a liability for the Canucks (I think the term is worse than the salary) but the fact is that no player has proven to be as successful with the Sedins while still contributing in other areas.

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