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Bure jersey retirement report bogus?

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08:30 AM ET 11.09 | Well, so much for the feel-good ending. The sensational story [Thursday] about Vancouver Canuck owner Francesco Aquilini flying across the continent to offer Pavel Bure a jersey retirement ceremony was not only news to fans, but news to the National Hockey League team. Aquilini has not commented on the report, which quotes only ex-Canuck Gino Odjick, so no one from the organization is speaking on the record about it. But it's clear people in the Canucks have no knowledge of this plan because, almost certainly, it does not exist. ... Bure, who held out on the Canucks in 1998 to finally force a trade he had been demanding for five years, made it clear he had no interest in returning to Vancouver for an honour at Rogers Arena.

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November 9, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Yay, another Bure post.

Can we get some of those AK-47 photos again today guys?

November 9, 2012  08:49 AM ET

so T&R has moved from immovable, or oft-injured goaltenders, passed indecisive Swedes, and gone right to dishonoured Russians? FEH

November 9, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

so T&R has moved from immovable, or oft-injured goaltenders, passed indecisive Swedes, and gone right to dishonoured Russians? FEH

Nice to see you Spiny.

November 9, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nice to see you Spiny.

+100...hope things are ok for you and family......

November 9, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

so T&R has moved from immovable, or oft-injured goaltenders, passed indecisive Swedes, and gone right to dishonoured Russians?
FEH

What's the matter Spiny, got a Bure under your saddle?

November 9, 2012  09:48 AM ET

"Bure made it clear he had no interest in returning to Vancouver for an honour at Rogers Arena."

That's the part I like best.

November 9, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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so T&R has moved from immovable, or oft-injured goaltenders, passed indecisive Swedes, and gone right to dishonoured Russians? FEH

Did you finally give DI Harry "Snapper" Organs the slip?

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November 9, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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Doesnt seem believeable...who would shoot down a teams attempt to retire your jersey ??

....and one more night in the spotlight.

November 9, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Doesnt seem believeable...who would shoot down a teams attempt to retire your jersey ??

Somebody with some stones.

Who would want to be included in that star studded roster they have hanging there already? Two hard working hacksaw guys and a soft guy best remembered for skating with his head down?

November 9, 2012  10:54 AM ET

OK that's strike three, he's outa there.

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November 9, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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Somebody with some stones.Who would want to be included in that star studded roster they have hanging there already? Two hard working hacksaw guys and a soft guy best remembered for skating with his head down?

When did Lindros play for Vancouver? :)

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November 9, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Somebody with some stones.Who would want to be included in that star studded roster they have hanging there already? Two hard working hacksaw guys and a soft guy best remembered for skating with his head down?

Two hard working hacksaw guys = Smyl and Lindros
soft guy best remembered for skating with his head down=Marcus Naslund

November 9, 2012  11:27 AM ET
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Did you finally give DI Harry "Snapper" Organs the slip?

I left him as "**** Panza" in "Man of La Mancha"

Thanks all, yeah, all okay. Power came back yesterday

November 9, 2012  11:29 AM ET
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Two hard working hacksaw guys = Smyl and Lindrossoft guy best remembered for skating with his head down=Marcus Naslund

Linden maybe?
bay huey would have been funny out there though

November 9, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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I left him as "**** Panza" in "Man of La Mancha"Thanks all, yeah, all okay. Power came back yesterday

Excellent! Glad to hear power is finally back for you.

November 9, 2012  01:07 PM ET
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Thats who i thought he meant too but Lindros obviously didnt play for them...maybe he's going old school players on us i dont know.

Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Marcus Naslund.

 
November 9, 2012  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Linden maybe?

yes Linden not Lindros

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