Burrows and Kes, reunited?

GUTS MCTAVISH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:00 AM ET

Perhaps the '70s duo of Peaches & Herb offers up the best suggestion when it comes to solving the individual goal scoring slumps of both Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows.

"Reunited and it feels so good."

Separated, they have a jaw-dropping two goals in their last 31 combined games. Keep in mind these two players battled each other down the stretch last season for team MVP honours. So yeah, this is a problem.

Kesler and Burrows are actually a lot like the Sedins. Meaning, their value as a tandem is worth a lot more than most duos, Brandi's Show Lounge notwithstanding.

Despite having the third most penalty minutes in the NHL the Canucks still fall short in the pain-in-the-ass-to-play-against department. That's exactly what you get with a reunited Kesler and Burrows.

Toss in a budding sniper like Mason Raymond and you have yourself some solid second-line offence and speed to compliment the aforementioned grit.

For now expect the status quo, especially with the return of Daniel Sedin to the lineup. Burrows' one goal in 18 games vs. Sedin's 18 game absence certainly is compelling math. Burrows, who struggled the past few weeks with a lower body injury, is now said to be 100 per cent healthy. He will get his shot to stick with the twins.

However, if both Kesler and Burrows continue to struggle over the next week finding the net, look for Mikael Samuelsson to replace Burrows on the top line.

It's been 20 years since the Berlin wall came down reuniting Germany. It seems only fitting that we may be on the cusp of a reunited Kesler and Burrows. "Mr. Vigneault, tear down that wall!"

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