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Alex Burrows Is Still A Member Of The Vancouver Canucks

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

“I’m still around.”

In those three words, Alex Burrows tried to summarize and justify his wild rollercoaster ride the last four months when it appeared his days as a long-serving Vancouver Canucks winger were numbered. The first hint came in early March when he was told by the coaching staff that younger players were a roster priority. But he wasn’t moved at the trade deadline and wasn’t bought out last month.

And when Canucks general manager Jim Benning was asked if the 35-year-old National Hockey League survivor would be part of any off-season transactions, his reaction was quick, concise and somewhat confusing: “No,” he said. “He’s going to be part of our group.”

“It means a lot,” said Burrows, who has a no-trade clause in his contract. “It means I can still be an asset to the team and still help the young guys and be good leader in the room.”

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WingedRider's avatar

Sorry Burrows,actually not sorry.

Gesture of breaking your stick when Wings Streak was over (I think Home winning streak) made me nearly dive thru my TV to throttle you.

All the biting incidents. Pretty Girlie, IMO

Zero Class, you will be great mentoring young players.  Leave the game and it will improve

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 07/10/16 at 08:33 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

If he was smart he’d get the heck out of there.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/11/16 at 10:28 AM ET

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