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Pavel Bure's Number To Be Retired (Post # 31)
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11-08-2012, 01:40 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
I can see the argument for Bure's stats not warranting a jersey retirement, even if I disagree with that.
What I cannot see is those using his trade request as a reason against his jersey retirement - it's as if these people are completely ignorant as to how awful the Canucks were run back then and how absolutely terribly they treated Bure since the first day he arrived here. I don't blame Bure at all.
The Canucks have been such an inept franchise for so much of their history, it's not surprising that this is their first HoF inductee. If the internet existed back then, I can't even imagine the vitriol we would have thrown against our own franchise.
I wasn't all that supportive of Naslund's jersey retirement because I don't think he had nearly as much of a statistical or cultural affect on the franchise like Bure did.
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