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Pavel Bure's Number To Be Retired (Post # 31)
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11-08-2012, 11:29 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I know full well the "history" of events as provided by luminaries such as Tony Gallagher, Al Strachan, and Wetcoaster. I'm also able to apply logic and think for myself.
But this has been debated to death.
Presumably, this decision has been made by smarter hockey people than me. I suppose the HHOF entry made this inevitable. It just feels a little "off" to me, that's all.
I understand your point of view but I think that both sides need to take some of the blame. Bure was no saint but the amount of time that has passed, the fact that we have new ownership and that Gillis was his agent make the timing seem right to me. The Hall of Fame entry also makes it timely.
I also think that it's important for a team to have connections to its past stars the way that Montreal and other franchises do. This team needs all the connections it can get as we don't exactly have an illustrious past. Watching those clips of Bure gives me goose bumps. I can even remember the first game he played. He was electric!
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