ververgaert wrote:I guess we have different ideas of what greatest means then Kowch.
I watch hockey for the entertainment and excitement and Bure was by far the most entertaining and exciting Canuck ever.
You may watch to see less talented players with way less natural ability work there buts off . To each there own I guess.
I just disagree. I'm not saying you're wrong... your opinion is entirely valid. I just disagree.
I'm not going to dispute that Bure was the most entertaining and exciting and I'd even add skilled Canuck ever.
I also watch hockey for the entertainment and excitement, but I still maintain he wasn't the greatest Canuck ever. He (IMO) didn't really embrace the town or the team. And he ran off on a contract dispute with some bullshit about how management didn't treat him like a superstar from day one.
No sir, IMHO the greatest is not just the one with the most talent, but one that embodies the spirit of the franchise, and it's fans. You mention the name Linden or Smyl to anyone outside of Vancouver (and who's not a fan), they immediatly think of the Canucks. It's like Gilmore in Toronto. It's like Guy LaFleur in Montreal. Theo Fleury in Calgary.
Was Gretzky the greatest St. Louis Blues player ever? Or was he simply the best player they've ever had?
Like I said... it's all a matter of opinion. It's what makes talking about this stuff so much fun