Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/15/12
The Best In another cold week without NHL hockey fans were able to celebrate something special as four legends of the game were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Adam Oates, Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure were all immortalized in the hall this past week, recognizing the careers of four special players who dazzled fans with their sublime skill sets. It was a reminder of a happier time for Canucks fans who remember the Russian Rocket’s blistering combination of speed and skill. There were harsh ups and downs during Bure’s career with the Canucks, but the talent evident in every highlight pack he stars in is undeniable. The debate over the retirement of Pavel Bure’s jersey as a Canuck is lengthy and controversial, but unless Gino Odjick knows something we don’t there seems to be little evidence Bure will be honoured by the club any time soon. The Russian Rocket may not fit the Canucks’ modern mold for an honorary athlete, but I wonder if a bitter lockout could bend the will...
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