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Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby TDA Rum » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:09 pm

According to Sportsnet tonight, the Canucks will retire Pavel Bures number 10....
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby Cornuck » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:10 am

Good - about time.

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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby ukcanuck » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:36 am

will be awesome to see him take a bow in Rogers...or would be awesome if he actually is there for that and I could manage to be there to see it...

I'm sure that tickets to that game will be at a premium as there ought to be a lot of fans who never got a chance to really say good bye.
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby Jovorock » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:22 am

Will he come to Vancouver?
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby Tciso » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:47 am

TDA Rum wrote:According to Sportsnet tonight, the Canucks will retire Pavel Bures number 10....



Are we gonna semi-retire his number 96 too?? :) :D :D
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby coco_canuck » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:03 pm

Great, now we'll have four numbers too many in the rafters.

At least Bure will be the best player and the only hall of famer with his jersey retired, and he was the last, and the mosts contentious of the four that will be up there.

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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby ukcanuck » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:19 pm

coco_canuck wrote:Great, now we'll have four numbers too many in the rafters.

At least Bure will be the best player and the only hall of famer with his jersey retired, and he was the last, and the mosts contentious of the four that will be up there.

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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby Mondi » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:52 pm

An injury plagued player who scored the third most goals per game in NHL history deserve to be in the hall and have his number retired by his primary team.

Debate the other three all you want, it's a pretty stupid discussion anyway. The kind they rely on to get through the doldrums on 1040. But, Mr. Bure is as pure a sniper as the league has ever seen and his best seasons were as a Canuck.

Get his number in the rafters, still 96 others to go around. Nothing to discuss here. End the effing lockout.
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:57 pm

I don't mind hanging up his #, but his selection is debatable. I know he's a HoFer which is good, but he didn't win a cup here and his time in Vancouver was rather short. He didn't exactly have a Canucks logo tattooed on his butt like Linden and Smyl. I don't mind Smyl and Linden being hung up; however, with Pavel and Nasi, I think they're kind of borderline. Just not sure I like the idea of having 4 jerseys being hung up, but no Cup and 2 of them didn't even really want to be here when times were tough and they were not happy. They put themselves before the team. No doubt, Pavel is probably the most exciting and one of the most talented players to wear a Canucks' jersey, but in my opinion he lacks character and is a bit of a flake. For those reasons, I'm not sure I hang up his jersey.

I am pretty sure Hank and Dank will be hung up too, so there's a potential of 6 numbers and no cup. :cry:
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:57 pm

About time...... 10 is the only number that should be up there IMHO. The other three being up there kinda cheapens the honor.
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby rats19 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:05 pm

I dont have issues with any of them..least of all bure...electrifying.. there was always a chance if he was playing..

anyways 40 years and no cup...doesnt mean 40 years without good players.....we have had some pretty interesting times as canuck fans and these guys were a huge part of it... 8-)
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby Aaronp18 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:30 pm

We could probably go around the league and find a ton of players with retired or honoured numbers with a team that never won a Cup with that team.

There's no disputing his talent level and he's going to be the only HoF member with their number retired by the Canucks. He deserves it.
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby Mondi » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:57 pm

Bure wasn't a flake, he just wanted out after management jerked him around.

Over the years the stories have come out about how he was treated. Sure, he could have been more Burrows-like and taken a hometown deal, but the reality is that the team was bush league back then and did't treat its superstar as well as said player believed he should have been treated.

Whether the team did the right thing but not catering to his needs is debatable for sure, but had the re-signed the guy and perhaps still acquired the Sedins...well, he might still be playing (and have 700 goals).

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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby vic » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:48 pm

or not...

http://vansunsportsblogs.com/2012/11/08 ... witterfeed

Aquilini has not commented on the report, which quotes only ex-Canuck Gino Odjick, so no one from the organization is speaking on the record about it. But it’s clear people in the Canucks have no knowledge of this plan because, almost certainly, it does not exist.
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Re: Canucks to retire Pavel Bures number 10

Postby ClamRussel » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:41 pm

Smyl & Linden both deserve their numbers up there, it just wouldn't seem right to see any other player wear those numbers. I would be unsure about Pavel but when Naslund's is included there is no doubt Bure belongs up there. The only shame is how he was treated here, with proper mgmt he should have spent at least another 5yrs on the Canucks. In fact, the team should have been built around him starting w/ a no.1 playmaking center, a policeman who could play and a true PP QB.
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