So today, April 11th, is Alex Motherfucking Burrows' 30th birthday. It seems only yesterday we were calling him up from the Moose and playing him on the third and fourth line with Kesler. Now he is a first-liner with the Sedins, and Vancouver's goals leader for last year and the year before. The man can score goals. Not only that, but he is one of the hardest working players on the team. He never takes a shift off and he fits with the Sedins perfectly. He's French-Canadian. He's humble. He's funny. He is also devilishly handsome, like me. After the jump are a few highlights of Burr's Canuck career up until now. Happy birthday Alex.
Remember when Vancouver was having a terrible season and was looking like they weren't going to make the playoffs. Who gave us the spark to turn the season around with one clutch late 3rd period shorthanded goal? Your boy, Alex Burrows.
Who scored the OT goal in game 4 to sweep the Blues in the first round last year? Your boy, Alex Burrows
Remember the bow and arrow celebration, a tribute to his late friend and teammate Luc Bourdon? (RIP Luc)
Of course, Burr has been the team's leading goal scorer for two years until Dank decided to fucking destroy everyone.
Lastly, Alex Motherfucking Burrows was clutch the other night against Nashville.
Lets not forget that Alex Burrows is generally a nice guy despite being sort of an agitator who takes the time to meet fans and visit kids at BC Children's Hospital. I know most fans of other teams don't like him or think he only scores goals because he plays with the Sedins, but the truth is that those fans of other teams would kill to gave him on their team. He is a skilled hard-working player who worked his way up from ball hockey and the ECHL to the top line on the best team in the league. You don't do that by being a pylon. Alex Motherfucking Burrows is a great player who has great hockey sense and a great attitude. Happy birthday Burr.