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Alex Burrows is likely to disappoint fans, or at least those who have him in hockey pools, because he most likely won't be on the top line with the Sedins.
This isn't because of his age or declining skills. Far from it, because Burrows led the Canucks with 13 goals last season and has averaged almost 30 goals over a full 82-game season since the 2008-09 season.
But Burrows is a very versatile player, and while he can obviously play with the Sedins, so can other wingers on the Canucks.
Zack Kassian in particular had some good chemistry with the twins early on last season, and Jannik Hansen has had success with them as well.
Not everyone can play with Ryan Kesler and get him going, but Burrows can. Kesler is a shoot-first, pass-second player and that unorthodox mentality for a centre doesn't tend to mesh well with wingers who play the same way.
Kesler and Burrows were linemates in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose, and then earlier on in their Canucks careers as well. Even now, they still are regular partners on the penalty kill and in overtime situations.
The Canucks need offensive depth, and that means they need Ryan Kesler to score and be a threat. If that means Burrows will have to sacrifice some of his personal stats and be more of a playmaker, then so be it.
Fans who don't look at the bigger picture will be disappointed in Burrows when his point totals fade, and it looks like he is being demoted off of the top line.
The reality is that the best thing for a specific player isn't necessarily the best thing for the team. And no one has ever accused Burrows of holding anything back while trying to win.