This weekend Pavel Bure is attending the most awaited induction of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto along with Adam Oates, Joe Sakic and the former Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin.
The mild controversy that was raged came to a halt with the Vancouver Canucks agreeing to retire Bure’s jersey which he wore during the seven years of breathtaking play. Forcing a trade by holding out in 1988, Brue vowed of not returning to the city.
Bure’s former agent and Canucks GM Mike Gills began to discuss about the ceremony of jersey retirement, which many think is long pending.
“Team owner Francesco Aquilini has gone to inform Bure about the ceremony planned in Vancouver,” former Canuck Gino Odjick told.
Scoring over 50 goals for five times, The “Russian Rocket” though had a dampened career at the end due to knee injuries, but at his peak, led the team coached by Pat Quinn to the 1994 Stanley Cup final and mesmerized all by back-to-back 60-goal seasons.
“Among the many great players Canucks had, the most electrifying of them all in uniform was Pavel. The Canucks should ask Pavel to be there to show the minimum wisdom.”
Though, ending his career with .623 goals-per-game average, NHL hockey history’s fifth best, he was not at all comfortable in Vancouver and often got frightened by the fan attention and the press he received.
“I knew, making him comfortable would help us win and I tried to do the same. I introduced Mike Gills to him, helped him to reside,” former Canuck Geoff Courtnall told. “At first he also had some trouble with English and could not verbalize his thoughts.”
“Brue overcame the rough treatment in a game during the playoff run against Dallas in 1994. That was his thread of becoming the NFL hockey.”
Though some reviews criticized that shot; but others he needed to make that statement. Certainly the 1990s greatest goal-scorer next to Wayne Gretzky Brue is among the most electrifying players of that time.
A YouTube user uploaded video where, though goalless Brue showed the brilliance of skating and passing.
The Hockey News compared 1980s legend Mike Bossy with Bure where Bossy with four 50-goal and five 60-goal campaigns. Bure put back-to-back 60-goal and three with 50.
Bure, starting is career at 6, was selected for practice with Vladislav Tretiak and Wayne Gretzky at 11(1982) in a TV special. If you want to know how to bet on sports online click here for top sports bookies