The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame class consisted of four outstanding players as usual, including one of our very own Broadway stars, Pavel Bure. The three other inductees included Adam Oates, Mats Sundin, and Joe Sakic, a group of players all deserving of the great honor. The prodigious recognition that comes with being inducted into the Hall of Fame is one that cannot be matched; it is the ultimate accomplishment that any NHL player can receive.
Only one player in this year’s class had ever played for one of the metropolitan area teams, that being Pavel Bure for two seasons with the New York Rangers, where his career came to an eventual end. “The Russian Rocket” was what Bure had been known as throughout his entire career, and when he arrived in New York in 2001, fans were eager to see the rocket launch. When Bure came to the Rangers from Florida via trade, he made his debut against the team in which he was inducted into the Hall of Fame with– the Vancouver Canucks.
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