“Even when I got hot sometimes in previous years, I’d often say I got lucky on that one – I got a bounce,” Burrows said before travelling here for Tuesday’s road-trip finale against the Nashville Predators. “It’s a game of bounces and they go both ways. I like to believe the law of averages even out at the end of the year. Maybe – how would you say it? – this is luck in disguise. Because at the end of the year, when we need goals the most, they’re going to come in piles.”
This is why I say that Burrow's is the league's most underrated player.
In reality all his success is owed to his hard work, guts, and willingness to be a team player. The last game is the perfect embodiment of what Alex Burrows truly is.
That's what the hockey world should see, but instead the narrative is Ron MacLean's character assassination and a couple of incidents overplayed in replays.
It has been tough to see Burrows's run of bad luck this year. The coaching staff and astute fans can see what he has been bringing to the team, though. Although he hasn't shown up a lot on the scoresheet, he has earned a lot of assists that don't show up on paper - screening the goalie, throwing a hit on the forecheck that ends up in a turnover and a goal, and like last game, saving a goal against.
Hope to see him back in the lineup sooner rather than later because this team is going to miss him.
Burrows is a ****ing warrior. He'll be back and better than ever, broken jaw isn't like a broken foot, you can still work out and skate around.
He should get the doctors to bust his jaw a bit more so that all is left is his mandible dangling off his face like a goalie's neck protector attached only by a few stringy, dangley tendons. Then he could skate around and play his regular game like it wasn't even a thing. That would be totally badass.
That little ***** Ron MacLean would still probably accuse him of faking it or something, though.
When he gets back -- 4 weeks from now -- even if he doesn't score a single goal all year, he'll still be an invaluable part of this team. That's the thing with Burrows. The guy is SO good at so many aspects of the game, scoring only being one of them. He's a very dynamic player that way too many fans of this team underrate from time to time.