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Burrows’ injury doesn’t make Torts budge on shot-blocking

Oct 5, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for John Tortorella’s “everyone blocks shots” policy to claim a high-profile victim, as Alex Burrows will miss a couple weeks with a leg injury resulting from doing just that. Tortorella didn’t flinch when discussing it, as the Vancouver Province’s Jason Botchford reports.

For better or worse, Tortorella is confident in his strategies and policies, which will surely make for some press conference fireworks in his new market.

The Vancouver Canucks blocked 22 shots in a 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Burrows and Alexander Edler‘s three blocked shots tied for second that night, with only Christopher Tanev‘s five topping them.

For those who are very much against star players “sacrificing their bodies” in front of slappers, at least the Sedin twins didn’t register a single blocked shot. Yet.

  1. mrhyperpants - Oct 6, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    No surprise their about the Sedin sisters

    • kaptaanamerica - Oct 6, 2013 at 5:40 AM

      All the fixing clowns with their stupid comments can’t handle that the sedins are still two of the best in the league.

      • blackhawksdynasty - Oct 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

        With all due respect, um, no. No they’re not. 5 years ago I would’ve agreed with you, but it’s not 2008. Good players, yes…..but not among the elite stars any more.

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