Why is Alex Burrows so sad in the above photo? Maybe it’s because he knows new coach John Tortorella plans to give his job, that plum position to the right of the Sedins, to Zack Kassian. Not cool, Torts.
For the past five seasons, Burrows has been to the twins what the Doomsday Device was to the Legion of Doom, or the Dudley Death Drop was to the Dudley Boyz: a legendary finisher. Ever since being paired with the pair, Burrows has been a lock for around 30 goals per season. That said, last season was his least productive in that role. It was the first time he’s failed to score at a 28-goal pace since 2008-09, his first season on the top line. So maybe it is time for a change?
If 2013 was Burrows’ last as the twins’ main running mate, while it didn’t go as well as it normally does, it’s didn’t go too terribly, either. He finished the year with 13 goals, good for the Canucks’ team lead in scoring. Thus, if he is being taken off the top line, at least he leaves on top. We close this year’s player-by-player look at every goal scored in 2013 with the man they call Burr.Continue Reading —›