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Pavel Bure | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (47) / 3/31/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 191
Drafted: 1989 / Rd. 6 (113) / VAN

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Pavel Bure is looking forward to watching the NHL's All-Star weekend.
"The 3-on-3 [format] will create more scoring chances and also more opportunities for the goalies to showcase their skills," said Bure. "I am looking forward to the skills competition as well," Bure said. "I can't wait to see who will be crowned the fastest skater. Unfortunately I never got to win this title myself. But the new generation of players is bigger and faster. It's impossible to predict who is going to win this year." Bure played in seven All-Star games during his career. Thu, Jan 28, 2016 09:33:00 PM

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Pavel Bure is leading an initiative to create an old-timers hockey league, which would see former hockey stars older than 45 play games in Europe this fall.

The six-team league plans to have franchises from Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Germany. To qualify, players must be over the age of 45 and have appeared in IIHF-sanctioned tournament. The league is planning for a November start date, and hopes to attract big names like Nick Lidstrom, Teemu Selanne and Dominik Hasek.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Pavel Bure's number 10 will be retired by the Canucks on Saturday.

Bure, who has 437 goals (254 with the Canucks) and 779 points in his career, is the only Canucks player to be elected into the Hall of Fame. He was drafted by the franchise, then held out to force a trade to the Panthers during the 1998-99 season. He then finished his career with the Rangers. "Like everyone here in Vancouver there were moments when you just marveled at how exciting he was and what an incredible player he was," said Mike Gillis, who was Bure's agent before becoming Canucks president and general manager long after Bure retired. "It's probably the biggest honor you can get," Bure said. The only other Canucks to have their numbers retired are Markus Naslund and Trevor Linden.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:37:00 AM

The Vancouver Canucks will retire Pavel Bure's number on November 10.

Bure only spent six seasons with Vancouver, but he had some tremendous campaigns including back-to-back 60-goal seasons. Although his tenure as a player with the Canucks ended on sour terms, he previously said that having his number retired by the Vancouver would be "a huge honor."
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:02:00 AM

The Vancouver Canucks will retire Pavel Bure's number in 2013-14.

"It’s a huge honor," Bure said. "I’m just really proud and happy to be next to Stan Smyl, who I just saw today. We were talking about how we started together (in 1991), me as a player and he was starting as assistant coach. It just brings lots of good memories to be next to those great guys." He'll be the fourth player to have his number retired by the Vancouver Canucks. He had 254 goals and 478 points in 428 career games with Vancouver.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Pavel Bure was gifted with 67,000 rubles (C$2,750) by a Russian court.

Bure filed a lawsuit against British Airways after he was forced to leave the plane when the pilot thought he was a soccer hooligan.
Fri, Aug 31, 2007 06:16:00 PM

Pavel Bure will need another round of surgery on his knees if he is to play hockey again.

Bure's agent Mike Gillis indicated that the chances of Bure lacing them up again are slim. Bure is justifiably more concerned about living a healthy life beyond hockey than prolonging his career as an active player.
Thu, Jul 14, 2005 07:19:00 AM

To no one's surprise, Pavel Bure failed his physical today, reports TSN.

Bure will have to decide if he wants to have ligament replacement surgery on his right knee, and return for another NHL season after the lockout, as he will not be playing any hockey this year. Even with the surgery, there are no guarantees that his knee will be any better. Of course Bure could just say the heck with it and retire. Stay tuned.
Thu, Sep 11, 2003 02:45:00 PM

The Rangers are covered for $8 million of Pavel Bure's $10 million salary this season under an insurance policy, reports Newsday.

It is almost certain that Bure will not play this year. Due to the insurance coverage however, the Rangers were able to sign some replacements in Jan Hlavac and Martin Rucinsky. We wouldn't call it a fair trade, but it will be very difficult to replace a player of Bure's offensive potential.
Fri, Aug 29, 2003 03:13:00 PM

It is very possible that Pavel Bure may have to retire before the start of this season, reports the Vancouver Sun.

The 32-year-old Bure still can't pivot on his right knee despite treatments for the past 4 months. Doctors have indicated another surgery (he has had 7 on his right knee alone) will not be helpful. If Bure can't skate, he can't play. It's as simple as that. We hope this is not the end for the Russian Rocket, but if it is, it is hockey's loss.
Wed, Aug 27, 2003 12:14:00 PM

Pavel Bure is still bothered by pain in his right knee.

According to Bure's agent Mike Gillis, Pavel's right knee that has been operated on 7 times is still not completely healthy. Bure did manage 19 goals and 30 points in 39 games last season when healthy, but it does appear now that Bure will be bothered the rest of his career by his bad knees. We will wait and see how Bure is holding up in training camp before trying to predict his statistics in the upcoming season.
Sun, Aug 3, 2003 01:53:00 PM

Sportsnet is reporting that Pavel Bure is contemplating retirement.

He has apparently been offered a position as an advisor in the Russian government and he could play a key part in the Soviet's bid for the 2012 Olympic games. Given the current state of his knees, and the Rangers' organization, there may be some truth to the rumor. Stay tuned.
Wed, Jul 2, 2003 02:54:00 PM

Mike Keenan has denied that he is interested in returning to coach the Rangers, reports the Miami Herald.

Despite the fact that players such as Pavel Bure would welcome the move, Keenan remains the bench boss of the rebuilding Panthers, and "Iron Mike" has firmly denied that he has any discussions with anyone about the Rangers vacant coaching position.
Mon, Jun 30, 2003 10:56:00 AM

Pavel Bure will be in New York next week to test his surgically repaired knees under the supervision of Rangers' trainer Jim Ramsay, reports the Daily News.

Bure has been vacationing in Italy, but will return to the "Big Apple" for a full physical next week. We should have a better idea about the state of Bure's knees within the next 10 days.
Fri, Jun 27, 2003 04:33:00 PM

The Rangers are allegedly speaking to Scotty Bowman, hoping he will coach the Blueshirts next season.

The 9 time Stanley Cup winner is one of the few men who may be able to coax a playoff berth out of the Rangers. Bowman, who walked away from the Wings after their Stanley Cup win last season is reported to be considering returning to the ranks, so we shall see if the 70 year old will try and take another shot at the Cup.
Sun, Jun 8, 2003 04:37:00 PM

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