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Can Pavel Bure make a Mario-like comeback?

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04-02-2004, 10:04 PM
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Simply stated NO. His knees are shot.

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04-02-2004, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RoyIsALegend
In his last two seasons combined, he had 31 goals in 51 games, which is the equivalent of 62 goals over 82 games.

Knock him on his injuries all you want, but he was still a downright dominant player.
Exactly, I believe even without the speed he would score at least 40! His hands are gold and his shot is devestating. Power play by the circle he is so dangerous.

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I hope so, he was pure dynamite and amazing to watch

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I am hoping he comes back and signs with the Leafs.
Mogiliny - Federov - Bure
Indead! Although I wouldn't mind if only Bure came aboard the Leafs and formed: Mogilny - Sundin - Bure

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He's only 33 so there might still be some time left... do you think he might come back and re-gain his position as the top goalscorer in the world?
he may be 33 but his knees are 66... unfortunately his injuries do not allow him for such a come back.. he is feeling discomfort when he walks, was clearly not the same skating wise last year... i go back to the point, radek bonk caught up to him from the ranger goal line when bure was all alone on a break away..... oh and yes he did score

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04-03-2004, 04:22 AM
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Hes never coming back (or atleast should never). His knees are shot, he could barely walk and I think that no matter how much he loved the game and the game loved him it would be insane to risk his health further by coming back. I just feel its a shame that he didnt have a proper retirement ceremony to pay tribute, he has just seemed to dissapear. I think he would be a great coach, teaching young kids how to score and be IMAGINATIVE, something that seesm to be dissapearing.

He WAS an awesome player

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I am hoping he comes back and signs with the Leafs. Then the Leafs trade to get Federov. That would be one of my favorite trio's in the hockey to reunite. Probably the fastest line in hockey history. They were amazing for the red army.

Mogiliny - Federov - Bure
I might be wrong, but I think Mogiliny can't stand Bure.

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04-03-2004, 09:44 AM
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In his last two seasons combined, he had 31 goals in 51 games, which is the equivalent of 62 goals over 82 games.

Knock him on his injuries all you want, but he was still a downright dominant player.
In his last 3 seasons, he combined for 107 games played, for an average of 36 games played yer year. IMO, you can't prorate those goals, because "projected" goals don't help a team.

With the exception of the 12 game hot-streak in NY after being traded in 2001-02, people who saw him play would tell you he wasn't the same player as he was earlier in his career.

I'm not knocking him because he's got wonky knees. When he was able to play in his career, he was the most dangerous player on the ice with his goal scoring ability.

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04-03-2004, 12:01 PM
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I'd like so see him come back, learn to backcheck, and maybe score 20 goals a season.
He did backchecking in NY!

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It would be great if he did, but i don't think he's knees can take it.

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He did backchecking in NY!
No kidding... he was probably the Rangers' best 2-way player in his time there.

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