cerios wrote:I don't consider Stan Smyl to be any more "classy" then Bure. The guy is as stupid as a sack of hammers. I almost feel sorry for him every time I see him speak publicly. Bure did what any sensible person being abused by thier employeer would do, he went to look for another one.
Bure may very well be the most naturally gifted goal scorer in league history.
Its a real shame the way his career wound up, because in a different circumstance he could very well have been the first player to score 100 goals in a season.
Meerschaum wrote:When somebody else breaks Tiger Williams' record for leading the team in both goals and penalties, then we can talk about that player being the "greatest Canuck".
Bure? Naslund? Linden?
Yeah, they've collected a few points in their day. But could they have gone toe-to-toe with Tiger?
I think not.
Williams by a K.O.
cerios wrote:As for Bure not doing anything after he left vancouver...
In his first full season (74 games) he lead the league in goal scoring by 15 goals with 58. In a season when nobody else scored 45, he scored 58 in 74 games. In the next season, he scored 59 goal again leading the league in goals. He did this on a Florida team that had for all practical purposes no center.
Bure may very well be the most naturally gifted goal scorer in league history. Its a real shame the way his career wound up, because in a different circumstance he could very well have been the first player to score 100 goals in a season.
Abused? What exactly are you talking about? He was one of the higher paid players in the league, adored by fans and his team.
*cough* Lemieux *cough*
I really doubt that.
Bure in the mid 80's with a decent centermen could very well have hit 100 goals. I can't think of another player that had what Bure had, he was simply a significantly better version of Lafluer.