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Burrows back for Canucks versus Caps

Oct 28, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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The Vancouver Canucks will have one of their top wingers back tonight versus the visiting Capitals when Alex Burrows returns from a foot fracture.

Burrows suffered the injury blocking a shot in Vancouver’s season-opener versus San Jose; he’s missed 12 games since.

The Canucks are back home on the heels of a very successful 5-1-1 road trip, but one that also saw injuries to forwards Jannik Hansen, Dale Weise, Jordan Schroeder and David Booth.

Following is a time line for all of the above:

  1. amityvillefun - Oct 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Watch out for this guy. He bites fingers.

    • kaptaanamerica - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      Like Marc Savard, Nick kypreos, etc.. , etc… someone puts their fingers in your mouth choking you out, instinct takes over

    • micasa81 - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      Thanks for the warning. I’m sure you were just as concerned about it when Marc “the serial biter” Savard was in the league.

    • cgamesedin - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      That was soooo funny when he bit Bergeron. I have no idea why people feel the need to defend Burrows. There are worse things than a comedic act by a guy with a great sense of humour, like head shots and hits from behind… Go Burrows, and Go Canucks.

      • bigoldorcafromvan - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM

        I have to agree with you on that being funny. But if I was Burrows and Bergeron stuffed his fingers in my mounth during the strum I stick would have comeup so hard and fast between his legs he still would be looking for the twins.

      • blomfeld - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:37 PM

        Cannibals, human clones, acrobatic divers, animal slayers and a Michelin man ?

        And they call that a hockey team ? … good grief eh ? LOL ! :) Cgamesedin is bang on with his assertion that ‘there are worse things than a comedic act by a guy with a great sense of humor, like head shots and hits from behind’. What Burrows did in that series against Boston was ‘funny’ and it’s a type of behavior should not only be applauded, but promoted as well. I’m an ardent LA Kings fan, yet I’ve no problem in saying that Alex Burrows is ‘good’ people which the league needs more of !

        GO TORTS !!!

        GO BURROWS !!!


  2. canucks30 - Oct 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    After 2 weeks David Booth will be reinjured adjusting his jock

    • imleftcoast - Oct 28, 2013 at 6:46 PM

      If the Canucks haven’t called Garth Snow this morning, they deserved to watch Booth all season.

  3. ruddigervancity - Oct 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Has also averaged about 30 goals a year for the past 5 seasons, so, you know, he’s got that going for him too.

    • amityvillefun - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      How are you coming up with this number? He only broke the 30 goal mark one season. My calculation based on his stats comes to an average of 19.

      • ruddigervancity - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        Since 08/09: 28/35/26/28/13 (lockout year). So 29.25 goals per full season, and if we add the lockout year (which even you could agree is unfair, no?) it drops to 26 per season.

      • kitshky - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:56 PM

        It’s called math.

  4. amityvillefun - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    19 career average, 26 in the past five years… so close I guess. Not quite. But close. Last year he only got 13, which messed it up for him.

    • micasa81 - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      Oh no, he ROUNDED a number. Well, there’s his argument out the window, I guess. BTW, here’s a neat trick: 82/47*13 and voila, you actually have a meaningful number for last year’s shortened season.

  5. hsnepsts - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    For anyone questioning this guys goal scoring stats, look at his even strength goals. You will be impressed, even if you hate his game. Burrows has rarely been on the power play with the Twins, that has usually been Kesler.

    One season I think Burrows was 5th for even strength goals based on minutes played.

    somebody else can go get the actual stats. I wouldnt mind seeing them actually.

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