Pavel Bure retires + named Russia's GM

Bure retired on Tuesday and has been chosen to be the general manager of Russia’s Olympic hockey team, the Associated Press reports.

Bure ends his NHL career with 437 goals and 342 assists in 702 career regular-season games. He added 35 goals and 35 assists in 64 playoff games.

At the same time he was named the GM for Russia’s team at the upcoming olympics.


9 Responses to Pavel Bure retires + named Russia's GM

  1. bammer91 says:

    Favorite NHL player at the time…….really nice goals excpecially the one he kicked off his skate and in….i think he is hall of fame material

  2. Adam_0486 says:

    There were rumours about him going back to Vancouver last year, man i was really looking forward to that. Ah well his just one of the first of a long list of players to retire this year. There probably going to be alot more in the next while (looks like Neuwendyke might join him soon).

  3. TrueBlue0917 says:

    It is sad to see this guy retire from the game. If only he could have stayed healthy he would be lighting it up in this new league. I’m still pissed of at sather for not signing Rucinsky when him along w/ lindros and bure were an unstoppable line. He would have been the first ranger to score 50+ goals in a season since gravey. Well it’s nice to that Pavel is still involved with hockey. Thanks for the great memories Russian Rocket

  4. wingerxxx says:

    What burns me is how badly Bure would be tearing it up right now, if it hadn’t have been for his knee injuries. I personally think he should make the Hall of Fame.

  5. Flyer_Dman says:

    Great call. It would be an abomination if he didn’t.

    It’s a shot to the kidney for hockey, but at least he is still active in the game. It will be interesting to see how much press coverage he gets as the Russian GM. They are looking good this year. Svatos and Ovechkin should help out a ton.

  6. bammer91 says:

    it would be nice to see him play in the new nhl….with his speed and skill he would be almost unstoppable

  7. thatleafsguy says:

    Great player, its unfortunate he won’t get a chance to get to 500 goals. In this new NHL he probably would do it his first season back. Who knows, maybe he retires now and his knees feel better a year down the road and he attempts a comeback. He should be a Hall of Famer, but he has not a cup ring to his name, hope that doesn’t hold him back. I must say he torched the Leafs back in the 93-94 playoffs and was single handedly the reason why the Leafs didn’t get to the cup final that year. We had nobody to defend him and his blazing speed. Thanks for the memories Pavel, good luck to you.

    6 time 50 goal scorer, ahhhh the good ol’ days.

    Nice to see the 50 goal club will be rekindled this year.

  8. rojoke says:

    Is anyone else absolutely as gob-smacked as I am that he’s in charge of the Russian Olympic team? Are they hoping for a Gretzky-like effect on the players? Gretzky was intelligent enough to surround himself with a lot of knowledgeable hockey people. From the performance of past Russian international teams, the quality of the team is based as much on politics as it is on talent and effort. I’m interested to see who fills out the management side of Bure’s team.

  9. cecilturtle says:

    I would love to see him recover and play again… But he did not play last year or the year before. He just cant go anymore on that knee. Thanks for the memories. I’ve never seen a better player on the breakaway or penaltyshot!

    Cecil Turtle

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