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Canucks owner ready to retire Bure's number

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08:22 AM ET 11.08 | In some respects, such a meeting seems overdue. Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini will travel across the continent this weekend for what is expected to be a historic dinner with Pavel Bure. There, he will outline the organization's plan to honour the Hall of Fame inductee and the most electrifying player in Canucks history. Those close to Bure believe he will be told during supper on Saturday that the Canucks will give him equal status to the three guys who have had their jerseys retired before him. "Francesco called him with some really good news," said Gino Odjick, who is in Florida with Bure, his life-long friend. ... "Francesco has been talking about [retiring his jersey] for quite a while. I don't see it not happening."

The Province

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November 8, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Smyl, Linden, Naslund??? so far......... I can honestly see the first tow but the 3rd?

Anyway I think this might be a move to a "Ring of Honour" which would eliminate number retirements. I've never understood the number retirement thing... Hang a banner but leave the number out there.

November 8, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Smyl, Linden, Naslund??? so far......... I can honestly see the first tow but the 3rd? Anyway I think this might be a move to a "Ring of Honour" which would eliminate number retirements. I've never understood the number retirement thing... Hang a banner but leave the number out there.

Here's a ten I'd like to "retire."

November 8, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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Here's a ten I'd like to "retire."

I would give her the best 8 seconds of her life !

November 8, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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60 goal scorer without a good center....what if.........Adam Oates had played with him during their primes...me thinks Bure would be only 2nd man to reach 90 goals........

What might have been....without all the injuries & discontent. A well deserved honor, but it maybe next season before they do it.

November 8, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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Here's a ten I'd like to "retire."

Overrated...but she did date two thirds of one heck of a line (Bure, Mogilny, Fedorov) from back in 89.

November 8, 2012  10:57 AM ET
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I would give her the best 8 seconds of her life !

And then she'd have to make you a sandwich? :-)

November 8, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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Overrated...but she did date two thirds of one heck of a line (Bure, Mogilny, Fedorov) from back in 89.

As a tennis player, but still better that you or I could ever play.

And not overrated one iota as a fox.

November 8, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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Here's a ten I'd like to "retire."

Agreed.....

November 8, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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I would give her the best 8 seconds of her life !

Loaning out the wife's toothbrush again?

November 8, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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Overrated...but she did date two thirds of one heck of a line (Bure, Mogilny, Fedorov) from back in 89.

Just so we are clear, we are not referring to tennis in ANY way

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November 8, 2012  11:20 AM ET
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As a tennis player, but still better that you or I could ever play.And not overrated one iota as a fox.

Who cares.....still a joy to watch.

Loved the US open matches she was in

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November 8, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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She's alright...wanna see a real fox...google Sofia Vergara....SMOKIN!!

Respectfully disagree, she comes across as a total airhead.

November 8, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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Puck bunny.

Some or better than other......

November 8, 2012  11:46 AM ET
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She's alright...wanna see a real fox...google Sofia Vergara....SMOKIN!!

ahahahahaha dabbling in the Latinas??

November 8, 2012  11:46 AM ET
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Respectfully disagree, she comes across as a total airhead.

like that would matter?

Your thinking with the wrong head, obviously

November 8, 2012  12:00 PM ET
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Loaning out the wife's toothbrush again?

I still can't figure out why she keeps that in her chest drawer beside the bed ? ;-)

 
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