Found July 26, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
By Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) (Photo by Eliot Schechter/Getty Images/NHLI) Earlier this week, the Vancouver Canucks announced that Pavel Bure’s famous number 10 will be raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena on a future date to be determined by the club. It was a long-overdue honor considering the pure excitement Bure brought Canucks fans every time he laced up his skates. Watching Pavel Bure was like watching a bursting supernova on skates. Catching him was like trying to catch the wind. Once Bure found a clean patch of ice, he was off like a burning rocket — hence his appropriate nickname “The Russian Rocket.” A supernova can briefly outshine an entire galaxy when it burns out with one final massive discharge of energy. Like a flash, Bure was gone from hockey long before his time. He officially hung up his skates in 2005 after the lockout cancelled the 2004-05 season. Bure played his final NHL game as a member of the New York Rangers on March 15, 2003 at the youthful age of 31...
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