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Canucks to retire Pavel Bure’s #10 during 13-14 season

From TSN:

Pavel Bure will become only the fourth player in franchise history to have his number raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena when his #10 is retired in the upcoming season.

Bure was a member of the Canucks from 1991-92 to 1997-98, scoring 254 goals and 478 points in 428 games. He still holds the franchise record for most points scored by a rookie with 60 in 1991-92 as well as most career shorthanded goals (24).

The Moscow, Russia native also ranks in the top five in franchise history in game-winning goals (32), goals (254) and hat tricks (9). Bure shares the franchise lead in playoff goals alongside Trevor Linden, registering 34 in 60 playoff games with Vancouver. In 1994, his 16 playoff goals set a franchise record for most playoff goals in a playoff year and helped Vancouver to one win shy of a Stanley Cup Championship.

Bure was recognized for his accomplished career by being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. He became the first player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the Vancouver Canucks.

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Primis's avatar

Easily the best Canuck ever, but has there EVER been a worse player in his own end?  Trick question:  Bure never went into his own end!

Bure would get murdered in today’s game.  He really would, they’d kill him.  If they couldn’t hit him with the puck, they’d hit him without it, and cheapshot him, and coaches would staple him to the bench for long periods of time because of his tendency to you know…. not play defense, ever.

You think Ovechkin takes crap now?  Think of what Bure’d endure.

Posted by Primis on 07/24/13 at 10:34 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Bure was an inspiration to an entire generation of players. This is a good retirement.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 07/24/13 at 12:02 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

i dont know about that primis.  Bure would dangle through 4 players while they all try to grab him the entire time. This was the clutch and grab era, and he was still able to pull of the prettiest fastest goals you have ever seen till that point.  Could you imagine the amount of goals he would have scored if noone was allowed to grab onto him like the rules are today.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 07/25/13 at 07:36 AM ET

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