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11-01-2008, 12:17 AM
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The way Burrows is going, there's no way we sign him for less than $4M per next year. He's a top 6 forward in any team in the NHL.

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11-01-2008, 12:22 AM
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The way Burrows is going, there's no way we sign him for less than $4M per next year. He's a top 6 forward in any team in the NHL.
What?

Are you serious? lol.

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11-01-2008, 05:15 PM
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The way Burrows is going, there's no way we sign him for less than $4M per next year. He's a top 6 forward in any team in the NHL.
I'll assume for your sake that you were being facetious.

As for what he'll sign for next year, I would imagine around anywhere from 1.5 to 2 million would be fair. I don't think he'll maintain this production for the whole year, but it's clear he's taken a big step.

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Gotta love the guy:

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Even though he is out there leaving his heart on the ice each night playing big minutes, Burrows makes less than players who barely contribute to the Canucks, including Rob Davison and Lawrence Nycholat.

He has never complained.

"Just being in the NHL is an unbelievable thing for me," Burrows says. "You see those football players and those basketball players who always want more. But I know what it's all about. I just want to win games. It's nice to make some money but I want to win the Stanley Cup. I would never complain. That's just not me."

The Canucks have had exploratory discussions this season with Corbeil about a new deal. They want to re-sign him and Burrows wants to stay.

But neither side has dropped any numbers. Burrows is seeking a long-term deal, Corbeil says.

"This year, he paid the price for that deal, but I think he needed it. It really gave him a chance to prove himself over the three years," Corbeil said. "The third year was a great idea because now look what he's doing. He can make a lot of money because of this third year.

Corbeil says he expects negotiations to begin seriously in December.
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11-02-2008, 12:43 PM
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He can't really complain anyway seeing as how back then there was a pretty good case to be made against him even getting a one-way contract in the first place. It ended up being a very good decision, but I recall even Burrows remarking that his agent must have done a very good job or something in order to get it.

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I'll assume for your sake that you were being facetious.

As for what he'll sign for next year, I would imagine around anywhere from 1.5 to 2 million would be fair. I don't think he'll maintain this production for the whole year, but it's clear he's taken a big step.
I think Burrows could have demanded 1.5-2 mil last year with that kind of 35-40 point production.

The way he's going, I think he could reasonably expect at least something closer to 2-2.5.

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Burrows has proved me wrong, and on more than one occasion.

I was very outspoken against his one-way contract when it was signed but I have to admit, he has developed into a very good hockey player.

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Would it be smart to buy a Burrows jersey right now

Here in Buffalo, I see him a lot on HNIC and like what Ive seen.

Should I wait for him to sign a long term deal?

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11-02-2008, 08:57 PM
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Would it be smart to buy a Burrows jersey right now

Here in Buffalo, I see him a lot on HNIC and like what Ive seen.

Should I wait for him to sign a long term deal?
Im waiting for him to sign his contract then im gonna go one. Most likely a third jersey

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What?

Are you serious? lol.
If Burrows hits the open market, that comment isn't far off. He'd have a few teams lining up to give him $3-4 million based on his play right now.

Just for comparison's sake, Radim Vrbata - a soft, one-way player with one season around 50 points - got himself a 3 year/$9 million deal last summer. If Burrows puts up 50 points with the kind of defensive play/intangibles he provides, do you really think he's going to be signed for $1.5 million?

I think we'll get him at a discount, but that might mean paying him $2.5 million/year or something along those lines. At that might be a bit on the low side, to be honest.

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11-02-2008, 10:28 PM
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I'd definitely sign Burrows to a long term contract at a cap hit of $2.5M. I'd have no worries about him regressing after signing such a deal.

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11-03-2008, 12:00 AM
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If Burrows hits the open market, that comment isn't far off. He'd have a few teams lining up to give him $3-4 million based on his play right now.

Just for comparison's sake, Radim Vrbata - a soft, one-way player with one season around 50 points - got himself a 3 year/$9 million deal last summer. If Burrows puts up 50 points with the kind of defensive play/intangibles he provides, do you really think he's going to be signed for $1.5 million?

I think we'll get him at a discount, but that might mean paying him $2.5 million/year or something along those lines. At that might be a bit on the low side, to be honest.
Well, I still have doubts that he keeps his torrid pace up through the whole year, but my comment was more towards the whole "top 6 forward on any team right now." Sounded a little too Leafish for my taste...

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2 more goals for Alex tonight, another one while on the penalty kill. Burrows is becomming a real threat while shorthanded, and will likely lead our team in shorties this year (my guess is 5 SHGs). Keep up the great work Alex

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11-20-2008, 12:04 AM
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I think Burrows could have demanded 1.5-2 mil last year with that kind of 35-40 point production.

The way he's going, I think he could reasonably expect at least something closer to 2-2.5.
13 points in 19 games so far... His procuction has tailed off since the beginning of the season, but he's still on pace for over 50 points... I would predict he ends the season with around 40-45 points, more than worthy of a 2 million dollar deal (some would argue he could get 3-3.5 million on the open market).

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11-20-2008, 12:07 AM
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Alex Burrows is the player Matt Cooke should have became.

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I would go no more then 3.5.
He is a defensive specialist and a shutdown forward and I expect that he is aware of that. With the talk of this technically being our "2nd" line, they are still not our 2nd offensive line. We start paying them like one and we'll find ourselves in a Salary jam.

They are obviously having fun out there, I'd say its reasonable to see Burr sign for 2-3 million long term and Kesler 3-3.5 million long-term.

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11-22-2008, 12:27 PM
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I'd definitely sign Burrows to a long term contract at a cap hit of $2.5M. I'd have no worries about him regressing after signing such a deal.
Many are calling for MG to re-sign Burrows right now, but I can see how waiting until closer to the contract expiring being beneficial to the Canucks. I remember when Burrows first broke into the league... he played lights out for the last half of the 05/06 season on our fourth line. He was rewarded with a 2 year contract. Next year, he only scored 3 goals (in 81 games played) and was largely a dissapointment. Last year, in his contract year, he produced 31 points. My point? Re-signing Burrows right now may actually hurt Burrows' performance slightly... he seems like the type of player that is motivated by a carrot dangled in front of him.

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Many are calling for MG to re-sign Burrows right now, but I can see how waiting until closer to the contract expiring being beneficial to the Canucks. I remember when Burrows first broke into the league... he played lights out for the last half of the 05/06 season on our fourth line. He was rewarded with a 2 year contract. Next year, he only scored 3 goals (in 81 games played) and was largely a dissapointment. Last year, in his contract year, he produced 31 points. My point? Re-signing Burrows right now may actually hurt Burrows' performance slightly... he seems like the type of player that is motivated by a carrot dangled in front of him.
This is his contract year, not last year

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This is his contract year, not last year
This is his contract year, as his current one expires 2009. I'm not saying don't re-sign him, I'm just saying don't do it until the season ends.

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I think I may have misread your post, which may have come from your 2-year contract statement. He actually got a 3 year contract.

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the ony carrot dangling if front of burrows is the stanley cup.

that is why he is playing the game of hockey. remember he grew up in the montreal area and nothing is more important than the stanley cup. you can quote numbers and figures, but how do you measure the desire to hoist the holy grail? how many players have posted better point production and been paid higher salaries, but lacked what motivates the team? i woudn't trade burrows for naslund straight up.

the team attitude seems to be much better this year than last and i credit burrows with a good part of that. he is more confident, has another year of experience (a good year) and his game is still improving. listen to his interviews. the guy is infectious.

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Burrows is now on pace for 20 goals and 42 points this season. Not bad for a third line checking forward who doesn't get any powerplay time.

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I bet if you put Burrows with the Sedins and left him there for a while you would see the points totals go out way up. Of all the Canucks I think he suit them better than anyone else we have.

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GC said it best in the GDT after the Burrows SHG/GWG:

"I swear to god I want to make sweet sweet passionate love to Alex burrows. I'm not talking about sex, I'm talking about they type of love that a husband and wife make on their honeymoon"

That Burrows marker may have just turned the Canucks season around

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