Alexandre Burrows. Forever a Canuck. The first Canuck’s game I saw was at Rogers Arena. It was magical. Burrows skated as though he was floating over the ice. Watching #14 on the ice was a thrill. He must have angels by his side! Vancouver will never be the same. I feel the same sense of inspiration, as was mention in Sarah’s beautiful farewell message. Thank you, Burrows. That is all I can offer you, as well. Yesterday was such a sad day, when I heard he was traded to the Senators. The only good news is watching Burrows make his mark with the Ottawa Senators. Alexandre Burrows, you make hockey magical.
Dear Alexandre Burrows,
Thank-you, hardly seems enough for what you gave this city for 12+ years, but I’m going to try. First things first, please know that you never once for a second ever let me down.
Fans from across the league never really knew just how lucky Vancouver Canucks fans were to have you as a part of the team. The road wasn’t any easy one, but you stayed the path. From a ball hockey champion, to the Quebec Major Junior League, to the AHL to the NHL. From a rookie looking to make his mark to a seasoned veteran, you did it all and you did it with incredible grace.
822 games over the last 12 years in Vancouver, you have embodied everything that it meant to have the heart of a Canuck. You were never meant to make it to the NHL, let alone play on the…
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