February 26 2017 03:35PM
Photo Credit: Russell LaBounty - USA TODAY Sports
At the end of last season, the Vancouver Canucks struggled with whether to buy out Alexandre Burrows or keep him for the final year of his contract. Now he's among their most desirable and tradeable assets in advance of the March 1st deadline. How quickly things chance.
Playing in the Canucks middle six as a compliment to Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi for much of the season, Burrows is enjoying a renaissance year. Burrows' nine goals and eleven assists have him two points off from last season's 22 points with games in hand.
He might not be the Burrows of old, but if nothing else, he's proven he can contribute from a team's bottom six until, at least, the conclusion of this season and his contract. The market for players of that ilk can prove insatiable at this time of year, though, and that's why he could very well find himself calling a new city home for the first time in his eleven-year career.
Ultimately, Burrows will decide where he does or doesn't go. He has full no-trade protection in his contract. Every indication to date though is that Burrows is willing to work with the team.
February 26 2017 03:32PM
Symptoms of the mumps continue to spread throughout the Canucks dressing room.
Coach Desjardins confirms Rodin, Hutton and #Canucks trainer Brian Hamilton are currently experiencing symptoms of mumps.— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) February 26, 2017
With Rodin and Hutton joining the list of Canuck players effected by mumps, the list tallies up to seven players affected by the disease.
February 26 2017 01:00PM
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With four wins in their past 14 games following Saturday’s 4-1 home ice loss to San Jose, the Vancouver Canucks are in a free-fall. The question now – with 21 games remaining on their schedule – is how far can the Canucks drop before the season mercifully concludes on April 9th? The Canucks are currently part of a four-way logjam with Dallas, Carolina and the Detroit Red Wings all with 58 points, however based on games played and tie-breakers, the Canucks awoke this morning as the 28th place team in the overall standings.
February 26 2017 11:00AM
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February 26 2017 09:00AM
Well, it was a little bit of a depressing week in Canucks land. Five days of no hockey, two losses, and a serious case of the mumps. On the bright side, one of the most exciting days of the season, the trade deadline, is quickly approaching and Canucks Army has been out in full force with "what ifs" and "how abouts". Miss an article? I've got you covered with this week's Plays of the Week.
- Power Rankings (Grainne Downey)
- What Would You Do Wednesday (Jackson McDonald)
- Canucks Army Podcast (Satiar Shah & J.D. Burke)
- Babych Please (Grainne Downey)
- Roundtable (Matthew Henderson)
- Utica Comets Week in Review (Jeremy Davis)