Bure Done…. Going to Russia.

Rumors had it that Pavel Bure Is done. He will retire due to 5 knee surgeries. The report comes from a very good friend of Bure. It doesn’t sound so backed up … but if his friend is right. Which most likely is … then Bure is done. No MORE RUSSIAN ROCKET.Bure one of the greatest PURE goal scorers is about to leave the game and then………

According to Specter’s Hockey

“Bure will retire in a next few days, and will become a Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia.”

With Bure leaving … it kind of sucks, the guy had been trying to get to NY since he lost the cup to them in 93′-94′ and when he finally does he plays less then a half a season with them.

Ya gotta feel for the guy … he still can score amazing goals. He was terrable Defencivly but when the guy touched the puck it was going in no matter what. I remember a game were the guy touched the puck in overtime and the whole crowed went silent. The guy was one of the best natural goal scorers.

But anyway. Hey Sather again shows he knew what was happening. He got beat up for signing’s and trades…. But the guy proved he had a reason. getting Kovalev and Carter was a good fix. And then Losing Bure’s 10 million contract. They can afford Kovalev and Carter for a few years.

10 million is a large amount of money. they just freed themselves of a lot of money. With Bure leaving they are no longer the highest paid team….. well, let’s see what happens.

46 Responses to Bure Done…. Going to Russia.

  1. big_booty says:

    Anyone could have seen this coming. Bure’s nowhere near the burner he used to be, and he’s probably sick and tired of losing after coming so close in ’94.

    But to be made a “Deputy Foreign Minister?” Minister of what? Fast cars and faster women? Those things don’t exist in Russia.

    Bure won’t head back there. He’ll head back to Florida to scout out new, young tennis talent.

  2. mikster says:

    It comes from a Russian newspaper and you have to consider three things here:

    1) It comes from Russia

    2) It comes from Europe

    3) It comes from Russia

    With Kovalev on the Rangers, i don’t mind Bure leaving. I feel for the guy because he could have missed the entire season this time but he tried and came back. Did it do much? Not at all.

    One more awkward fall and he’s done.

    When the Rangers needed a scorer, he was the top choice available, and….they stole him. So, it’s not like they are losing much if Bure leaves.

    It would only do good for the Rangers actually. It would free up payroll by a lot, and it gives more space in the line up for hopefully Lyashenko to play on the 3rd or 4th line.

  3. canucklehead says:

    Looks like my curse finally worked. Three cheers, hip,hip horray! The weasel is dead today!

  4. canucklehead says:

    Looks like my curse finally worked. Three cheers, hip,hip horray! The weasel is dead today!

  5. GpDogs41 says:

    Im guessing that New York will try to take a run at Sergei Federov then if this is article is true.

  6. NYIchooch75 says:

    Even if Bure wasn’t retiring (which I don’t believe at all), they would still make a run at Federov.

    F THEM!!!

  7. pantherboy says:

    If this is true, then it makes me sad. Bure was near the top of my list for my favortie players. He could make some plays that would take the whole areana out of their seat. Even though he is not on my team anymore, I still like him.

    But ya gotta understand the guy, 5 knee surgies has got to be brutal. His knee must feel like rubber. I don’t think many people would have kept playing.

    So if he is done, does that mean Florida won that Bure trade? Ulanov was half as bad as I expected him to be. Novak was on the AHL ALL-Rookie team this year in San Antonio, and the draft pick turned into Petr Taticek, who had a pretty productive year in the SOO. And how did Bure do in NY???? hahaha

  8. burky says:

    Who cares if he retires, he’s a shadow of his former self and would only stick around for the money if he stayed.

    Maybe if it was the 60 goal Bure, not the pathetic primadonna he is now I would care.

    The day he held out for no reason, I lost all respect for him.

  9. Goldenscud says:

    Good riddens dick boy – take Lindros with you!!

  10. Kashin says:

    Lindros… gone





    just thinking that all this can happen makes he smile 🙂 If I were Federov I will stay as far away as possible since this team can be cancerous to your carrer. I doubt theyll lose all 6 names from above but it is great that they have the possibility to happen.

  11. OldNord says:

    He will retire from hockey for one or two years and he will come back in force, I’m pretty sure with that.

    It depends of his interests in hockey or when the russian mafia will have sucking up all his money 🙂

  12. Pock says:

    I’d like to see him come back for one more season personally. I think hes the guy that would have put that team over the top next season. With him in the lineup and the right coach that team is unstoppable next season.

  13. JeffBurnz09 says:

    I really hate to see him go. I’ve always liked him, ever since the Vancouver days. I just loved the kind of player he was. Great, fast skater, very skilled, and was a hell of a goal scorer. He’s not what he used to be, I admitt, but there’s still times he shows what he used to be. If he gets a break away, it’s usually money in the bank.

    I think he’ll probably take one or two years off, and then come back. He needs some time to rest his knees, and he’ll start wanting to come back.

    Hopefully it’s not the last of him, he’s still a great player.

  14. guinsfan4life says:

    You failed to mention in your post that this was reported by a Russian newspaper similiar to the National Inquirer…it is a stretch.

  15. Sands says:

    didn’t see that good call.

  16. Sands says:

    I must agree that I can see the guy taking off this year and the lockout season. if he takes 2 years off this would be the best time. It will only count as 1 year of the NHL passing him by. And when he comes back, he put’s himself in position to get the money he wants. Cause right now he’s not worth anything near the 10 million he’s getting. But yeahi can see him coming back.

  17. big_booty says:

    Suggesting that the loss of Bure is tempered by payroll relief AND an increase in Roman Lyashenko’s ice time?

    Great merciful crap. Even I didn’t think you could say something THAT foolish.

    Bure was a non-factor for most of last season, only showing up for 39 games. A great return on a ten million dollar investment, don’t you think?

    Meanwhile, Lyashenko played in two games. TWO. Where was he for the other 41 contests when Bure was in the press box?

    Dude, wake up and realize that your team just isn’t run very well.

  18. NYR88Express says:



    As Glen Sather wraps up a week of playing host to the Rangers’ brain trust at his home in Palm Springs, there is one possibility he and his underlings need not consider: Pavel Bure is not retiring.

    Speculation to the contrary, Bure has spent the last month rehabbing his aching knees with an eye toward bouncing back from his miserable season.

    Bure’s agent Mike Gillis said yesterday that before returning to Moscow, the Russian Rocket spent two weeks in South Florida rehabbing his troublesome right knee with the physical therapist who guided him back from his second ACL reconstruction.

    Gillis also scoffed at Internet reports that Bure planned to walk away from the $10 million he is due next season – and the $11 million for 2004-05 he could guarantee by reaching certain statistical plateaus next season – in order to accept a position in Russia’s Sports Ministry.

    “I’ve heard about those reports out of Russia,” Gillis said. “That’s just absurd. Yes, Pavel has a lot of friends in politics, but he’s not going into politics.”

    At least not yet.

    Gillis said he was not upset by Sather’s repeated conjecture that Bure’s right knee pain might have been psychosomatic because Rangers doctors couldn’t find anything structurally wrong with it.

    “I think, after you’ve had five or six knee operations, certain events happen,” Gillis said. “That doesn’t change even though you might assert that there’s nothing that has to be done.”

    However, Gillis said there are no plans for Bure to undergo any more surgical procedures this summer.””””

  19. JeffBurnz09 says:

    Dont’ call me a moron asshole. I just read an article posted on the site and replied with what I thought. If it’s an incorrect article, thats fine, but I’m no the one who posted it am I?

  20. Sands says:

    Lets read the first part of my post shall we………

    RUMORS had it that Pavel Bure Is done. He will retire due to 5 knee surgeries. The report comes from a very good friend of Bure. IT DOESN’T SOUND BACKED UP … but IF his friend is right.

    key words in that buddy…. but anyways…. hey all i can say is that at least we are known as being a part of those “INTERNET REPORTS” we got the truth did we not? OK then…. shut ya mouth, but hey!!! thanks for the article.

  21. Kashin says:

    It’s a rumor not a definite. It’s supposed to be a rumor thats what the website is all about. Thats what make the website good. If Bure gets another one next year he is done.

  22. AVS4NYR says:

    Bure is NOT DONE!!!

    He’s not going to retire. He knows and everyone else knows that he still has a lot of hockey left in him. A couple of interviews with his mother proved enough to me that Pavel will not retire (Those interviews are not available in English).

    He needs a year off just like Forsberg did, and he’ll come back better then when he left. Maybe even two years to fully heal his right knee. No one ever gave him a chance to fully heal that knee thats why he kept reinjuring it.

    Who is this close friend of his anyway???

    And IF he is done than the Rangers will have a brand new look this upcoming season. The Rangers need to develop through the Draft, NOT THROUGH THE F*CKING FREE AGENT MARKET.

    Nuff said, lets wait 4 the draft.

  23. AVS4NYR says:

    Nicely said, I agree with EVERYTHING.

    Pavel Bure is the third famous face in the Russian government behind only Putin and Fetisov. He is not going to be in the government YET.

    The most important thing for him right now is rehab.


  24. Malurous says:

    Hey, maybe if we go yapping something like, say “Modano is heading to Norway!” on every imaginable website, we could get someone from the organization to comment on “internet reports” ? It’s worth giving it a go =D

  25. Malurous says:

    I thought he was friends with a major mafia boss’ son? That would mean that he wouldn’t have to make payments.

  26. Flyers_01 says:

    I can’t see Bure hanging them up this year. He’s never going to make 10mill/yr in his life again and with the year after possibly being a lockout this may be his last chance to make this kind of money doing nothing. He’ll most likely start the season on the Rangers and at the first chance, ie. maybe some sort of minor leg injury, he’ll milk it for the rest of the season if he can.

  27. Sands says:

    How did you know? I just found that out. Yeah Modano likes Norway and wants to play there, he said he wants to become a fisherman, and play hockey … crazy right?

    You! Your GOod You! your good.

  28. Sands says:

    But i don’t think Sather will do that. If i thought he was going to play out another injury he would be bought out. He isn’t worth it.

  29. big_booty says:

    “The Rangers need to develop through the Draft, NOT THROUGH THE F*CKING FREE AGENT MARKET.”

    Since when has that franchise lived by that philosophy?

  30. defenestrate says:

    Light up a fatty for this mac daddy and say it one time – Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy!

  31. defenestrate says:

    Lyashenko was giving out “backstage passes” to “puck bunnies” while Bure was “laid up ‘ (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, squire). he is Jerome to Bure’s Morris Day.

  32. defenestrate says:

    I didn’t know you HAD a curse – I thought you WERE a curse.

  33. defenestrate says:

    What is the “age of consent” in NY? It will obviously be a big factor in where federov eventually goes…

  34. defenestrate says:

    What’s wrong with “The Enquirer”? Usually their predictions are at least as accurate as ours (or Melrose’s, for that matter).

  35. defenestrate says:

    A new hockey league is starting up on the Ivory Coast. It will be used to train warriors for battle, and will be played with bamboo sticks and dried elephant dung.

    Since hockey skill is secondary to prepping youngsters for battle, the following players are RUMORED to be the league’s core: Donald Brashear; Peter Worrell; Sandy McCarthy; Chris Dingman; Matthew Barnaby. It is also reported that Brent Severin will come out of retirement.

    Theo Fleury is being wooed as the league president, since the pygmys consider him a deity.

    There’s a freakin’ internet rumor for you……


  36. defenestrate says:

    FDR’s second term of office…

  37. defenestrate says:

    Hold up – the Rangers have a brain trust? Is it one brain that they all take turns using? Because that would explain a lot…

    I thought Mikster was the Ranger brain trust – or is that “brain freeze”?

  38. Flyers_01 says:

    Keep in mind that to buy out Bure would take something like $13 million US. Either way Bure wins.

  39. big_booty says:

    …but it sho’ is fun!

  40. big_booty says:

    “Don’t you NEVER say an unkind word about the Time! Me and Silent Bob modeled our whole fuckin’ lives around Morris Day and Jerome. I’m a smooooooooooooth pimp who loooooves the pussy, and Tubby here is mah black manservant. WHAT!”

  41. defenestrate says:

    “You ladies don’t seem to understand how valuable my time is. I want to see some asses wigglin’ – i want some perfection!”


  42. Blade2 says:

    Pavel just needs time off too like Forsberg did.When you’re as small as he is and more finesse,people will walk all over you.Look at the injuries Forsberg suffered from ’97 to 2001 being the huge player he is.I think the entire New York team needs to step back and assess themselves,instead of continuously dumping money into free agency and gutting their farm system.Stop blaming ROn Low,Neil Smith,Theo Fleury,etc for the problems and start trying to fix them.

    I think Bure will be ready after the CBS holdout ends,and that would be a good time for him to make one last run at the Cup.

  43. big_booty says:

    Fleury as a deity. That’s the best laugh I’ve had all day.

    I can see it now:

    “All hail Lord Theo! Doobeedoobeedoo! Doobeedoobeedoo! Doobeedoobeedoo! Doobeedoobeedoo! Doobeedoobeedoo! Doobeedoobeedoo!”

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