Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/28/12
Can Vancouver forgive? Over 40 plus years of their history, the Vancouver Canucks have had several good players but the pickings had been slim to none with regards to true Hall of Fame members. Then, the big breaking news this week was the selection of two former Canucks as new entrants to the hall in super Swede Mats Sundin and the enigmatic Russian Pavel Bure. Although both players count the Canucks on their playing resumes, a very faint percentage of Canucks fans would really count Sundin as a Canuck, while the vast majority of Vancouver fans remember the Bure who broke into the NHL and dominated it as a young Canucks phenom. The Numbers The Russian Rocket’s numbers were dizzying. He potted sixty goals twice in the regular season with Vancouver for an eventual tally of 254 markers with the team. He also carried the Canucks on his back, along with Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean, en route to the ’94 Stanley Cup Final. His game winner in Game 7 of the first round against the Calg...
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