Gino Odjick spilled the beans to Jason Botchford of the Province a few days ago, Pavel Bure will indeed see his #10 jersey hang from the rafters. Apparently Francesco Aquilini will meet with Bure during his Hall of Fame induction on Monday.
First of all, congratulations to Pavel Bure. He is set to become the first true Vancouver Canuck player to make it to the Hockey Hall of Fame. It’s well deserved, he had a spectacular career with Vancouver, Florida and the Rangers. He was one of the game’s best pure goal scorers, and one of the most exciting players to ever play the game. Certainly he was the best pure goal scorer the Canucks have ever had and without a doubt their most exciting player of all-time.
But the decision to retire Pavel Bure’s number is wrong.
The biggest problem that I have with retiring Pavel Bure’s number has nothing to do with community service or signing autographs after the game. Those are extras, they’re bonus points that helped the case for Vancouver’s other th...