Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/18/06 at 11:47 PM ET
A serious knee injury forced the perennial National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star to retire last year, ending his dream of winning Olympic gold as a player, but he now hopes to lead Russia to victory at next month's Winter Games in Turin as general manager. "When I was growing up, playing in the Olympics was the ultimate goal," Bure told Reuters in an interview. For us the Olympics were the biggest thing in sports and certainly in hockey. Nobody knew the Stanley Cup even existed. We were all following the Soviet national team and dreaming of becoming the next Boris Mikhailov or Valery Kharlamov," he said.read on
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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
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