Pavel Bure
Pavel Bure was one of the greatest goal scorers the game has ever seen; the problem was that we did not see that for as long as we should have. On three occasions, Bure would lead the National Hockey League in Goals, and had he not battled a plethora of injuries in his career, he probably would have scored a lot more. Overall, the Russian sensation only played in 702 games (with 437 goals) and he only played 70 games in a season five times. It is believed that his lack of longevity delayed his entry into the Hall of Fame, as he has to wait until his sixth year of eligibility before he was finally inducted in 2012.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Moscow, The Soviet Union
  • Elected In: Sunday, 01 January 2012
  • Position: Right Wing
  • Played For: Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Russia (1998 & 2002 Olympics)

  • Major Accolades and Awards: Maurice Richard Trophy (2) (2000 & 2001)
    Calder Trophy (1994)
    First Team All Star (1) (1994)
    Second Team All Star (2) (2000 & 2001)
    All Star Games (6) (1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 & 2001)
    Most Goals (3) (1994, 2000 & 2001)
    Stanley Cups (None)

Should Pavel Bure be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely, he deserves to be there! - 100%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I disagree with this induction, but it's not the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%
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