Pavel Bure on his way to Hockey Hall of Fame, if not the rafters at Rogers Arena
Anyone who saw Pavel Bure fly down the wing for the Canucks in the 1990s knew they were witnessing hockey greatness.
The Russian Rocket had two 60-goal seasons and one 51-goal campaign in a Vancouver uniform.
After being traded to the Florida Panthers, he scored 58 and 59 goals in two consecutive seasons.
Bure was without a doubt the most exciting player to lace up the skates in Vancouver.
And today, fans learned that he's going to the Hockey Hall of Fame along with Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, and Mats Sundin.
Today on TEAM 1040 Radio, Bure's brother Valeri ripped into Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis and the team for not retiring his jersey (he wore numbers 10 and 96) and hanging it in Rogers Arena.
Bure had some questionable friendships during his time in the National Hockey League. This might explain why he waited so long for his talent to be recognized by \the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee.
But after all these years, is that reason enough to prevent his uniform from joining those of other Canucks greats in the rafters?
Pavel Bure had no trouble scoring.