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Welcome to the Live Chat with Canucks Forward Alex Burrows!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Live Chat with Alex Burrows. We had tons of great questions, and got to give out some cool prizes. Check out the transcript of the event below in case you missed it.

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THE LIVE CHAT WAS ON: Wednesday February 10th at 1pm.

 

  Fan Club - Live Chat with Alex Burrows (02/10/2010) 
12:51
Moonandcow: 
Burrows won the Most Exciting Player Award with the Canucks in 2008 and 2009.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 12:51 Moonandcow
12:51
Moonandcow: 
Welcome all, we're getting ready to start...
Wednesday February 10, 2010 12:51 Moonandcow
12:52
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Wednesday February 10, 2010 12:52 
12:54
Moonandcow: 
Alex and TC are running a few minutes behind. Roberto had the team over to his father-in-law's restaurant for a meal. Hopefully TC and Alex have a good stories or some pics to share.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 12:54 Moonandcow
12:58
Moonandcow: 
Great questions so far, keep them coming and Alex with begin selecting shortly.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 12:58 Moonandcow
1:02
Burr: 
Thanks to everyone for joining us today...sorry we were a few minutes late...Lui's family made the whole team a big pasta lunch
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:02 Burr
1:02
Moonandcow: 
Welcome!
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:02 Moonandcow
1:03
Moonandcow: 
We've got some great questions coming in already... we'll begin answering shortly.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:03 Moonandcow
1:05
Moonandcow: 
From Sarad333 - What do you miss most about Vancouver when you are on long road trips like these?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:05 Moonandcow
1:06
Burr: 
The thing you miss the most is playing in front of the sold out crowd at GM Place. The visiting arenas are never the same and each one takes a little to get used to.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:06 Burr
1:07
[Comment From Nicole17Nicole17: ] 
Secondly, what are your plans for the olympic break?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:07 Nicole17
1:08
Derek (Canucks.com): 
You miss us media types in Vancouver as well, right Burr?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:08 Derek (Canucks.com)
1:08
Burr: 
Our focus is on the next three games on this important trip...that said, I am looking forward to getting to Hawaii for the first time. After that we have five practices to get ready for the final stretch of the season. I will also be trying to take in a few Olympic events live...the city should be really fun.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:08 Burr
1:09
[Comment From kelly.canuckskelly.canucks: ] 
does bieksa and them still make fun of you with your accent
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:09 kelly.canucks
1:10
Burr: 
Yes they do, but we have a really good group of guys who like to chirp eachother in good fun. That said I would rather have a bad accent then bad breath. LOL.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:10 Burr
1:11
[Comment From BURROWS_14BURROWS_14: ] 
what is the reason you chose your #14? is there something significant about your number? :)
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:11 BURROWS_14
1:12
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Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:12 
1:13
Burr: 
I use to wear number 41 in junior for the shawinigan cataractes and when I got called up to the NHL the trainers gave me the choice of a few numbers and 14 made sense
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:13 Burr
1:13
Alex Burrows is...
Faster than a speeding bullet
 ( 3% )
More powerful than a locomotive
 ( 6% )
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
 ( 8% )
A darn good two-way hockey player
 ( 83% )
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:13 
1:14
[Comment From AAOAAO: ] 
What is your favorite part about being a hockey player?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:14 AAO
1:14
Moonandcow: 
Head up, Alex will be choosing a few Fan Club members to receive prizes as the chat progresses:
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:14 Moonandcow
1:14
Burr: 
Living the dream that I always had as a kid. Getting paid to do what you love most is amazing
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:14 Burr
1:15
Derek (Canucks.com): 
Is a hockey player really what you wanted to be when you grew up Burr?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:15 Derek (Canucks.com)
1:15
Derek (Canucks.com): 
Not an astronaut like me?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:15 Derek (Canucks.com)
1:16
[Comment From erasedtruthserasedtruths: ] 
How was lunch, since that's why you're late?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:16 erasedtruths
1:16
Burr: 
It was great. Yelling, singing and kissing each other. Watching Hordi eat pizza is always worth it.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:16 Burr
1:17
Burr: 
We weren't kissing each other... all the italians were. LOL!
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:17 Burr
1:18
Moonandcow: 
Hey Bur, do you want to choose a fan to get this hat?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:18 Moonandcow
1:18
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Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:18 
1:19
[Comment From hockeyhockey: ] 
who was your home town hero. when you were growing up
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:19 hockey
1:19
Moonandcow: 
Hockey, you just won the hat. Congrats!
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:19 Moonandcow
1:20
Burr: 
Living in Montreal as a kid and being a big Canadiens fan, Patrick Roy was my favourite player. He was their leader and their best player. It was tough to see him get traded.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:20 Burr
1:20
[Comment From hockeyhockey: ] 
wow that is super!
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:20 hockey
1:20
[Comment From weepee10weepee10: ] 
What do you think of the new Canucks dressing room?? Does it give you an extra boost?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:20 weepee10
1:21
Burr: 
The new room is the best in the League. I am not sure if it gives us an extra boost but we have one of the best home records in the League, so it can't hurt! It has everything we need for food, workouts, video, medical etc.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:21 Burr
1:22
[Comment From raymond21raymond21: ] 
if you get relive any moment in your nhl career , what would it be ?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:22 raymond21
1:22
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Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:22 
1:22
Burr: 
Sweeping ST Louis last year and scoring the OT winner in Game 4. It was a great feeling
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:22 Burr
1:23
Burr: 
Hey gang here is an action shot from our hotel room while we all chat this afternoon
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:23 Burr
1:25
[Comment From weepee10weepee10: ] 
What is your perferred brand of stick and what flex and lie do you usually use?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:25 weepee10
1:26
Burr: 
I play with Warrior sticks...Dolomyte, the flex is 90, which is about medium flex as I like the stick to have some give when I shoot the puck. The lie is standard...
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:26 Burr
1:27
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Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:27 
1:27
[Comment From GENIE_4482GENIE_4482: ] 
Do you have any pre-game rituals you have to do before skating on to the ice?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:27 GENIE_4482
1:28
Burr: 
We always come out in the same order, starting goalie, then the twins, Kes and then me. Kes and I always have the same handshake before we head out...
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:28 Burr
1:28
Moonandcow: 
Bur, how about the next question gets this signed photo?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:28 Moonandcow
1:28
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Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:28 
1:29
[Comment From c.macc.mac: ] 
never being drafted... did you loose hope in playing in the nhl?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:29 c.mac
1:30
Moonandcow: 
Congrats c.mac. Pic is yours!
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:30 Moonandcow
1:31
Burr: 
You normally get drafted at 17 or 18 and I never even thought at that time it was even possible. When I was 19 I started to focus on how I could make a living at the game of hockey...when I was playing in the ECHL I never gave up on my dream and everything has worked out great.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:31 Burr
1:32
[Comment From itsakad00zieitsakad00zie: ] 
what city/team do you enjoy playing most?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:32 itsakad00zie
1:33
Burr: 
It is always great to play in Chicago or NY. After our playoff series versus the Hawks last year it is always extra special to play there for sure.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:33 Burr
1:34
Moonandcow: 
Give away the signed puck to the next question?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:34 Moonandcow
1:34
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Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:34 
1:34
[Comment From docta_jdocta_j: ] 
What's your favorite thing about your hometown?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:34 docta_j
1:35
Moonandcow: 
Congrats docta_j, the puck is yours.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:35 Moonandcow
1:35
[Comment From docta_jdocta_j: ] 
wow, thanks for answering my question, Burr! Good luck the rest of the season!
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:35 docta_j
1:36
Burr: 
I am from a small suburb in Montreal...every summer when I go back home the best thing is to spend time with my friends and family. When I am not training I enjoy golfing and taking in the different things such as the Grand Prix race in downtown Montreal.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:36 Burr
1:36
Burr: 
We are going to take three more questions guys...
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:36 Burr
1:36
[Comment From nasohlundnasohlund: ] 
how happy were you when you saw raycroft win in TO?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:36 nasohlund
1:38
Burr: 
Razor is a great guy and awesome teammate. He works really hard every day in practice and playing behind Lui is not an easy job as he doesn't get to play often. When he came in to the game in the 2nd period we were really fired up to help him get the win against his old team. That's extra special.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:38 Burr
1:38
[Comment From docta_jdocta_j: ] 
Is there a friendly competition going on with you and Kes like there is all the time with Dan and Hank?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:38 docta_j
1:40
Burr: 
No not really. We both like to compete against the competition rather than each other. We are both really happy for each other when we score. Obviously I am way smarter and better looking than him!
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:40 Burr
1:40
Burr: 
We are going to take one more question before I have to run...
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:40 Burr
1:41
[Comment From BURROWS_14BURROWS_14: ] 
what is the number one thing you miss about your best friend and teammate, luc bourdon?
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:41 BURROWS_14
1:42
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Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:42 
1:42
Burr: 
Just being around him every day, He was so much fun to spend time with, he was always happy, loved telling jokes. He was a great teammate and friend.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:42 Burr
1:43
Burr: 
Thanks everybody for joining us today...it was great to chat with you all. Congrats to the three winners of the signed prizes. Keep cheering for us and enjoy the Olympics. Talk to you soon. Burr.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:43 Burr
1:43
Moonandcow: 
Thank you everyone for joining us the fan chat today.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:43 Moonandcow
1:44
Moonandcow: 
Wish we could have gotten to all the questions, but we had quite a few. Hopefully we can do more of these in the future and get your questions answered then.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:44 Moonandcow
1:44
Moonandcow: 
We appreciate all your support.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:44 Moonandcow
1:45
Moonandcow: 
Thanks to Brian at canuckscorner, Alex Burrows, TC Carling and teh web team at GM Place.
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:45 Moonandcow
1:46
Moonandcow: 
The transcript of this event will appear here in a few minutes: http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=57024
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:46 Moonandcow
1:46
Moonandcow: 
A parting video: http://Canucks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=6&id=59775
Wednesday February 10, 2010 1:46 Moonandcow
1:47
 

 
 
 
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