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01-24-2013, 03:59 PM
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I thought I would share this. This goal was seemingly lost and forgotten, as the footage is difficult to find and nobody ever seems to bring it up. It really shows how quickly Bure could carry the puck, and his ability to tee up a perfect slap shot at such speed speaks volumes about his skill level.
This might be the fastest depiction of Bure available online, but considering how many games he has played that aren't available footage-wise, I'm certain he has skated even faster at some point. Even on his first NHL shift, he isn't skating through the neutral zone as quickly as he is here. Also, the neutral zone was 4 feet longer than it is today, in case you'd like to compare his speed with that of more recent players.
I think i saw a similar sequence of Gretzky during the 1987 CC-final, he did'nt score but just that flowing speed through the middle. Perhaps Bures was faster though.
Edit: After watching it again, it definetely was faster.
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