Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/23/12
I’m A Burrliever Tuesday night against Nashville was the 500th game of Alex Burrows‘ career, all in a Vancouver Canucks uniform. It’s quite the achievement for the undrafted ball-hockey player who has blown every expectation pinned to him out of the water. When he played his first game for the franchise, no one could have guessed he would one day be a 30 goal scorer and the missing Sedin triplet. No one. If you disagree you’re lying. He’s the feel good story that keeps on giving. The Vancouver Sun had a great piece this week on his improbable journey, and no stat sums up Alex Burrows‘ career than this: in his first 250 games he had 31 goals and 41 assists for 72 points . He has 102 goals and 82 assists in his last 249 games for 184 points. Though admittedly not loved by the rest of the league, Alex Burrows is a folk hero in Vancouver not just for his rags to riches story, or his unintelligible accent, or his hometown contract, but mainly for his clutch goals. The kid has gone from ...
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