Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Burrows Extends in Vancouver

The Canucks avoided more trade rumours, as Alexandre Burrows was signed to a 4-year, $8 million contract extension on Tuesday night. The Box 7 forward in the Sheet pool has had a great season for the Canucks, scoring 16 goals and 17 assists in 62 games before playing against Minnesota on Tuesday night.

The deal is also a huge bargain for the Canucks, as they have now lifted their 2009/'10 cap hit to a mere $33.2 million for only 11 players signed. Burrows joins a talented core of players, but there are a number of UFA's heading into the summer to deal with, so concerns are there.

Ryan KeslerKevin BieksaRoberto Luongo
Pavol DemitraAlex Edler
Alex BurrowsWillie Mitchell
Mason RaymondSami Salo
Darcy Hordichuk

Ryan Johnson

There are a number of RFAs to deal with as well, plus you could add Cory Schneider to the table as well and his $1.084 million hit, but for now, this is the core of the team which is signed for the $33.2 million. Not a lot, but what is there isn't too bad.

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