Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/26/13
Bure(ing) the past The memory of Canucks fans is apparently pretty short. There seemed to be rejoicing in Canucks Nation after the team announced the retirement of Pavel Bure’s #10 sweater. Numbers don’t lie and Bure put up some incredible stats during his time in Vancouver. He still holds the team record for most goals in a single season, is the only Canuck to ever win the Calder and averaged over a point a game in the playoffs. But it’s really a moot point. This is the same guy who refused to report to the Canucks in 1998, essentially handcuffing the franchise. He still had a year left on his deal and has still never explained why he chose to not show up for work. Here’s why Bure was a selfish player on the ice but his actions off the ice seemed to emphasize that point.  In addition to the holdout debacle, there were also rumours of Bure holding up the Canucks before the end of the team’s first round battle against Calgary in 1994. The guy put himself before the team and Canucks ...
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