Burton 40: Dallas Sinclair
Has there ever been a star that shone as bright and flickered away as quickly as Dallas Sinclair in BUSH? For a couple of seasons in the middle of the decade, he looked to be the successor to Robert Rogers as the man who would destroy Burton Hockey through sheer force of will. At only 5'9", the small size of the McCormack rink was perfectly suited to Dallas' blazing speed and deft hands. Just look at his star points total: 105 first star points; no seconds or thirds. He was all-or-nothing, all the time. He's the second-highest shooter by volume ever, and only Robert and Pat Elischer averaged more points-per-game. Dallas' friendly affability was infectious; few players were more fun to play with or against. Unfortunately, the ongoing problems with his knee (who tears an ACL, MCL and PCL at the same time, really?) continue to play havoc with him, and it's a good chance we'll never see him play again. And yet, in the back of our heads, we still hold out a little hope, because even though Dallas was only around for sixty games, he was a hurricane that left an indelible impression on all of us. For simply being one of the most dominant scorers in history, Dallas Sinclair is one of the Burton 40.
Awards: Most Outstanding Player - 2005; Rookie of the Year - 2004; 1st All-Star - 2005; 2nd All-Star - 2004.
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