: The Province:
Pavel Bure's Number To Be Retired (Post # 31)
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11-08-2012, 02:05 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
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I think Bure should also get credit for rejuvenating hockey in Vancouver during the 90's. Despite the fact that we were a good team for only a few seasons, Bure still gave Canucks fans and other teams fans (look at the thread on the main boards for example) a reason to watch Canucks games. He helped put the Canucks on the map.
edit: I should say he's not the sole reason for rejuvenating the city's love for hockey, but he's one of the main reasons for it
I never said Bure shouldn't have his number retired; I just stated that Naslund (who wasn't exactly a slouch in the numbers department either during his peak years) isn't getting enough credit here either.
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