Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 03/03/09 at 11:52 PM ET
Forward Alexandre Burrows has agreed to an $8-million, four-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks, a source told ESPN.com Tuesday.
Burrows had been involved in trade rumors prior to Tuesday’s deal. He has been skating on the Canucks’ top line with Henrik and Daniel Sedin and seems to have clicked with the Swedish twins.
Update 7pm PT: Confirmation of the report from the Canucks will be posted as soon as it’s available (update 7:15: here’s the Canucks press release). Meanwhile, Burrows’ was optimistic guy this afternoon (and, presumably, not exclusively the result of his 400% raise):
“I think we have a lot of good pieces in place. The core is good, we have some depth at a few positions. We like how we play. Once we get into the playoffs you never know what is going to happen.”
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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