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12-10-2012, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JetsAlternate View Post
Interestingly enough, scouts at the time were aware of how talented Pavel Bure was, and after he was drafted, many felt he was the most talented player selected that year. The issue was that nobody except Vancouver knew he was eligible, plus the Soviet factor made it questionable whether he would ever play in the NHL. Here's an excerpt from a Pittsburgh Gazette article written on June 15, 1989:
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Originally Posted by TheNudge View Post


That s why there calling the best draft for a team. Could you imagine if Detroit would have gotten Bure with the 6th round instead of vancouver. Now Bure would of score soo much.
Detroit attempted to draft Bure in the 5th round instead of Shawn McCosh. But Detroit was not ALLOWED to draft Bure, being told he was ineligible. Vancouver then drafted him the following round; there was a serious argument about it but the league decided in Vancouver's favor.

Stupid Astards.

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