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By David Murray: I was just watching Roberto Alomar on TV getting his jersey retired. It made me think about something. He spits in the face of an umpire , gets his jersey retired in Toronto. In Vancouver , what did Pavel Bure do wrong?I have nothing against Toronto or Roberto Alomar, he was a great baseball player.
In Vancouver , our sports clowns (media) retire Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden (who said some pretty horrible things about the NHL, fans, ticket prices etc when the NHL was on Strike in the mid-1990′s) He was demoted from captain and traded not long after those comments. Of course we have the immortal Markus Naslund , who also has his jersey enshrined at the (whatever the rink is called this year).
Steamer , Linden, and Naslund were “All Canucks” yes. They were good players, some say even great players. We have not had a lot of superstars in Vancouver. I guess Roberto Luongo (LLLOOOOUUU) will get his jersey retired.
I just wanted to let people know where the cheer Looooo came from. It started with Lou Fontinato of the NY Rangers. Lou Harris of the B.C. Lions brought it home in the mid 1970′s and then Lui Passaglia helped immortalize it in B.C.
When will the local print-media start complaining that Pavel Bure does not have his jersey retired and hanging in the Rogers Arena???
When I had a sports card store, no player had more requests for his cards than Pavel. He was a true icon.
He would not have laid on the ice and taken hit after hit. He would have hit back.
That is the difference between him and the Sedin’s.
All kidding aside. Come on members of the sports media in Vancouver, if Toronto can retire Roberto Alomar after spitting in an umpire’s face. You should do the right thing and get that jersey retired before any more time goes by!
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