Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/14/14

TORONTO - FEBRUARY 21: Mats Sundin #13 of the Vancouver Canucks speaks with reporters following the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on February 21, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Two former Vancouver Canucks made it to the Hockey Hall of Fame today.

Now while I hardly consider Mats Sundin a "former Canuck" I guess this time that is fine.

In my opinion though the Canucks dropped the ball this time. There should have been seperate press releases.

That much is obvious isn't it?

I digress....here is the release.

Quote: Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks extend congratulations to former Vancouver Canucks Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin following their induction today to the Hockey Hall of Fame today.

“Pavel and Mats both had a tremendous impact on the NHL and provided fans many years of entertaining and inspiring hockey,” said Canucks President and General Manager, Mike Gillis. “Their impressive statistics and careers have earned them the prestigious honour of being Hall of Famers. Congratulations to Pavel and Mats on this much deserved honour.”

Bure dazzled Canucks fans for seven seasons while with Vancouver from 1991.92 to 1997.98, registering 478 points (254-224-478) in 428 games played. He holds franchise records for most points scored by a rookie (34-26-60 in 65 games played in 1991.92) and most shorthanded goals (24) and ranks in the top five in franchise history in game-winning goals (32), goals and hat-tricks (9). Bure shares the franchise lead in playoff goals with Trevor Linden, registering 34 in 60 playoff games with Vancouver. In 1994 his 16 playoff goals set a franchise record for most playoff goals in a playoff year and helped Vancouver to one win shy of a Stanley Cup Championship. Originally selected by Vancouver 113th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Bure ranks fifth in scoring in his draft class and recorded more points per game (1.11) in his career than any of his peers drafted in 1989.

Sundin spent his final NHL season with Vancouver in 2008.09 when he recorded 28 points (9-19-28) in 41 regular season games and eight points (3-5-8) in eight playoff games. He finished third on the Canucks in playoff scoring behind Daniel and Henrik Sedin and finished ninth on the team in regular season scoring. In his NHL career spanning 18 seasons he compiled 1349 points (564-785-1349) in 1346 games played. Kinda seems to me like they typed this up on their lunch break.

We're talking about PAVEL FREAKIN BURE folks! Possibly the best hockey player on the planet in his prime.

He's rewarded with a 7 year hall of fame wait, and then 350 words in a Canucks press release.

SHAME.

Mike Halford from NBC's pro hockey talk took the words out of my mouth today.

Vancouver's PR congratulating "ex-Canucks" Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin is like the Seahawks celebrating Steve Largent and Franco Harris.

— Mike Halford (@HalfordPHT) June 26, 2012

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