VANCOUVER, B.C. –
Alex Burrows and his teammates on the Vancouver Canucks
are just four wins away from hoisting the franchise's first Stanley Cup. The only thing that could have made it all a touch sweeter for Burrows is if his good friend, and teammate, Luc Bourdon
was around to share the experiences with him.
Bourdon, a first-round pick by the Canucks, died tragically on May 29, 2008, in a motorcycle accident near his hometown of Shippagan, N.B. He was just 21 years old.
As the three-year anniversary of the accident approaches, Burrows has not forgotten his friend.
"He means a lot to me. We're still really close to his girlfriend (Charlene) and we still talk to her a lot," Burrows said. "I think about him before every national anthem, during the national anthem – I always think about him a little bit, and wish that he'd be here with us, wish that he could compete with us."