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Adam Oates vs. Pavel Bure

View Poll Results: Who Was the Better Player?
Adam Oates 49 34.51%
Pavel Bure 78 54.93%
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02-24-2009, 04:35 PM
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Oates cause he played 1337 regular season games.

Plus he was an awesome player for the Bruins even if he left on bad terms...

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Oates. Made his linemates so much better, put up more points, and could contribute without the puck.

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Gotta say Bure. His speed has yet to be matched. Guys like Gaborik are close, but not quite there yet.

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Gotta say Bure. His speed has yet to be matched. Guys like Gaborik are close, but not quite there yet.
Bure was not the fastest player even in his own time. Just had the fastest acceleration.

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Two completely different players here. Superfast cherry picking sniper vs slow playmaker with a phenomenal hockey sense and passing skills.

Pavel Bure is an overrated player. He was virtually useless without the puck and did not use his linemates too often. He was as one dimensional player as it gets. A prima donna type of character too. Yet, Bure was one of the most exciting players to watch, liked him or not. He had the best speed/puck handling combination I've seen.

Adam Oates' playmaking ability was somewhere at Gretzky>/<Mario level. He was also an elite face off man with a responsible overall play. A lack of speed and rather poor shot prevented him from greatness. In all honesty: Oates not was a very exciting player to watch.

As a coach/GM I would rather build a team around Oates.

As an owner who wants to get as much spectators as possible I would get Bure.

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Bure, just love his speed

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I have to go with Oates here.

His winger, if at least somewhat skilled in goalscoring, will likely score close to Bure-like numbers anyway and much more cost effectively than Bure. I would also assume Oates line to have better defense than Bure's.

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I'll take Oates and his ability to make everyone around him better.

He could turn a 10 goal scorer into a 20 goal scorer, a 30 goal scorer into a 40 or 50 goal scorer, a 40 goal scorer into a 50 or 60 goal scorer and a 50 goal scorer into a 70 or 80 goal scorer.

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[QUOTE=Slapshooter;18143556]Two completely different players here. Superfast cherry picking sniper vs slow playmaker with a phenomenal hockey sense and passing skills.

Pavel Bure is an overrated player. He was virtually useless without the puck and did not use his linemates too often. He was as one dimensional player as it gets. A prima donna type of character too. Yet, Bure was one of the most exciting players to watch, liked him or not. He had the best speed/puck handling combination I've seen.

Adam Oates' playmaking ability was somewhere at Gretzky>/<Mario level. He was also an elite face off man with a responsible overall play. A lack of speed and rather poor shot prevented him from greatness. In all honesty: Oates not was a very exciting player to watch.

As a coach/GM I would rather build a team around Oates.

As an owner who wants to get as much spectators as possible I would get Bure.[/QUOTE]

And as an owner, you'd have to listen to Oates moan about his contract right up until and including his holdout and/or trade demand.

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02-26-2009, 07:52 PM
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Oates may be the most underrated hockey player of all time. He made Brett Hull a legend and consistently put up ridiculous points with poor to average linemates.

Bure was flashy and fun and yadda yadda yadda, but Oates owns this poll.

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Especially since Oates linemates that year were Joe Juneau and Dmitri Kvartalnov.
bure scored 60 goals one season playing most of the time on a line with gino odjick and murray craven

bure scored 59 goals for florida panthers in 2000-01, an nhl record 29.5 per cent of his team's goals - the old record was 27.7 per cent set by brett hull in st. louis in 1990-91 playing on a line with adam oates ... hm, bure played with viktor kozlov and marcus nilson

during adam oates last 12 seasons in the nhl he scored more than 20 goals one [1] time

and bure has greater stats per game in the playoffs

bure 64 35+35 70
oates 163 42+114 156

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