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Old 08-07-2006, 10:40 PM   #273
Breck Bronc
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Damn, I didn't even know it was my turn, let alone for a whole day.

I'll pick RW - Pavel Bure (Canucks, Panthers, Rangers).

Bure is one of the greatest goal scorers in NHL history. He's "only" 60th all-time in NHL goals, but Pavel played in over 70 games only 5 times in his 11 year career. Lockouts, injuries, and contract problems kept the Russian Rocket from getting over 500 NHL goals. In those 5 years of over 70 games Bure scored 60, 60, 51, 58 and 59 goals. The 51, 58 and 59 goal seasons were incredible considering they came in the "dead puck" era of the late-'90s and early-'00s.

According to my quick research, Bure is third out of the top 100 goal scorers in NHL history for goals per game behind only Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy with .622.

Bure played on some bad teams and only participated in the playoffs a few times, but he had a memorable postseason in 1994, scoring 16 goals and leading the Canucks to game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He scored an overtime and series winner (on a breakaway) in one the greatest games in NHL history; game 7 of the 1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Calgary.

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