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"Pavel Bure on the comeback trail"
Released by: Russian Media
2006-07-15 12:48:44

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Pavel Bure is attempting to make a comeback in the NHL



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Reports out of Moscow, Russia says that 35 year old Pavel Bure has had successful knee surgery 7 months ago and is starting to feel healthy enough to make a comeback to the NHL. Bure has been working with a conditioning coach for the past 6 months and working on making his fragile knees the strongest it has ever been, the timetable for his return could be as early as December. There are several confirmed reports that a number of NHL clubs have shown interest in the Russian Rocket. Among the teams vying to allure Bure include the Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks. Contract negotiations are in the works, and reports are saying that the deal is worth approximately $3.6 million over 2 years ($1.8/year) possibly with incentives. Capitals' superstar Alexander Ovechkin has reportedly said that it would be a great honour to play alongside the best Russian to ever hit the ice, he also added that he will try to inspire Pavel and help him get back to the elite level he once was at. Pavel Bure last laced up the skates in the 2002-2003 NHL campaign where he compiled 19 goals and 30 points in 39 games. Plenty of time for Pavel to heal those battered up knees. Pavel has reportedly said that he hopes he can play at least another 4 maybe even 5 years if his knees can hold up. It has been reported that Alexander Ovechkin has "inspired" Pavel's comeback and that he plays just like how Pavel does and that they would be a great fit on the same line. This story is still developing . More to follow.

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Hmm... interesting. If this is true, then I think that it would be great to have him back in the league.

As for playing like Bure? Intensity-wise, yes, he's got Bure. However, I think that Ovechkin is much more physical, and is looking more like a Power Forward out there.
 
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