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2013-14 Expectations: The Canucks needed Burrows to do the two things he does best: be a pest and score goals. Burrows has shown an ability to do both consistently, scoring 28, 35, 26 and 28 goals in the past four full NHL seasons and 13 in the shortened 2012-13 season.
Recent Struggles: Burrows hasn't scored yet, and it's American Thanksgiving. What's more, with the entire club not scoring, his struggles are becoming a lightning rod and placing even more pressure on the player. Burrows' established level of ability, his age (he's only 32) and chemistry with the Sedins make this slump even more baffling.
Possible Replacements: The club is using Ryan Kesler currently, but that means all of the Vancouver offensive eggs are in one basket. 2013 first-round selection Hunter Shinkaruk is back in Medicine Hat for the winter, but he's a big-time scoring prospect, and the club may make room for him next fall. Burrows still has time, but there is potential for this to go sideways for him in Vancouver.