The misconception that a fire hydrant could score 30-plus goals playing alongside the Sedins is a myth that continues to be perpetuated around the NHL, despite all the glaring proof against it.

The latest slight to Alex Burrows as some kind of spare tire who isn't really part of the Sedins line but an interchangeable part has surfaced recently with talk that Anaheim's top line is far and away the best trio in the NHL.

Other prolific units, such as the Sedins line or Tampa's top line are considered a super duo with a third player tagging along.

Nothing could be further from the truth in Burrows' case.

For one thing, he's been a fixture with the Sedins for three seasons now, averaging 30-plus goals the past two seasons and on pace for 30 again this season had he not been injured for the first 10 games of the year.

As it is, Henrik, Daniel and Burrows have a combined 240 points; Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan have 232, with the Canucks threesome having played five more collective games.

Goals-wise, the Ducks line has 100, the Canucks line 85.