I didn't even hear that Burrows' contract was resigned until Shorty said that there was a contract signed about 5 minutes into the game tonight. Burrows was signed for $8 million over 4 years.
2 Million a year is good for a guy having a career year. Obviously his numbers this year may be inflated a little since he will get to play as a top 6 forward for the rest of the season (barring some trade so that he can become a checker again tomorrow at trade deadline). Keep in mine he doesn't even really get powerplay time, so maybe his numbers won't really be inflated. But he definitely stepped up this year.
Particularily funny was an article I read from Botchford in the Province today which had a quote from Mike Gillis. In response to Pierre Lebrun's rumor on the 'hot stove' this weekend that Burrows might be traded, Mike Gillis says: "Of course there are players who you don't want to trade but if someone offered you 10 first-round picks, would you do it? Of course you would,"
Lebrun is almost as bad as Strachan. Almost.