For a few moments, Pavel Bure traveled back in time with the Vancouver Canucks.
One of the most exciting players to ever dress for the team admitted Saturday night that it was an emotional experience to have his No. 10 retired in Vancouver.
''It was a great feeling,'' said Bure, nicknamed the Russian Rocket, after his jersey was raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena before the Canucks hosted the Toronto Maple.
''It brings back lots of great memories,'' he said. ''With the fans cheering and everybody happy, it was like you scored a goal. I felt like I had to play again. I was in the middle of the ice and 20,000 people were cheering for me.''
The crowd, many wearing Maple Leafs jerseys, chanted ''Bure, Bure.''
During a 12-year career with Vancouver, Florida and the New York Rangers, Bure scored 437 goals and added 342 assists in 702 games.
With the Canucks, Bure scored 254 goals, won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year in 1992, had five 50-goal seasons, and registered co...