We need that psycho wetcoaster for these stories, anyways.
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Sigh....... this is about McPhee
Who was it that came up with the conspiracy theory that McPhee was the one who pissed off Bure and drove him away?
Never looked at him the same after reading that...
Thanks for link, I know there was shady practices for Pavel, but that shit cray - poor Bure dicked around by those old school management tactics, George McPhee the snake.
``Somebody from management planted that story,'' said Bure.
``They said I threatened not to play [1994 playoffs] and it really pissed me off.
While Bure would in no way even indicate whom he thought it might be, reason would indicate it was either then-acting assistant GM George McPhee or then-owner Arthur Griffiths. Quinn has indicated to some insiders he was led to believe Bure had threatened to withdraw his services by ``my guy'' but now says privately and publicly it never happened.
After 17 months of negotiation, a five-year, $14.7-million contract (little did he know the canucks made it in pesos, those snakes.)
lol how tf you gonna make it canadian dollars?
But then I finished the season with another 60 goals. And the market was going up.''
``About two months later, when I was starting slowly, they (most likely McPhee) told me, `You were lucky to get 60 goals,' and that I would never do it again. They told me I'd be lucky to get 30 again.
aha sounds like arbitration tactics.
Bure: ``I can tell you honestly I had no problem with Mike Keenan whatsoever and I loved to play for him. He was the coach and general manager at that time and I had 39 goals and a big bonus for 50. He called me in the office and said, `Listen, don't worry about 50 goals. I'll get you 50. I'll help you to do it.' And he was the general manager. I really like Mike.
He claims Keenan's style didn't bother him much and shrugged off the ``you little suck'' name-calling incident the coach engaged in during a game in Ottawa last season.
``That didn't bother me,'' Bure said.
``I played for (Viktor) Tikhonov so that was nothing.''
However Keenan did trade his friend Gino Odjick, which was by this time, the icing on the icing of the cake.
I'd like to hear Tikhonov stories.
After all that, trading his bro Gino was the final straw for the Russian Rocket. lol &
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