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07-25-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
Watched some clips of Bure yesterday on TSN, my god did he make people look stupid. Datsyuk has had a few, but nothing like Bure. Yet somehow after dancing around everyone he was able to put the puck in only places that you can do on Ea sports hockey.
Bure's speed with the puck was unrivaled. Fedorov was a faster skater in general, but his speed with the puck was nothing like Bure's.

That said - Datsyuk and Bure make people look foolish in 2 different levels. With Datsyuk it's mostly stickwork, with Bure it's mostly speed.

Not that Bure didn't have top-3 hands in the league at the time he was playing...that combination of speed and hands made him literally the most exciting player in NHL history - and to me it's not even close.

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