I read recently that Gretzky tried to get NYR then GM Neil Smith to make a trade for Bure in Gretzky's last year. Not sure if it's true or not, but it wouldn't surprise me given Gretzky's demands of the Kings to get a 50 goal scorer when he was there. And there's no doubt Vancouver was in the running to get Gretzky when he was a free agent in 96. So the question is, if Gretzky had signed with Vancouver, and Bure was healthy the whole year, would Bure have scored more goals with Gretzky on his line? Would Gretzky have had more assists? The initial reaction for most people is, of course, the best passer teamed up with one of the very best goal scorers - Gretzky loves to pass, Bure loves to shoot. If I asked the same things about Mogilny, the answers would be a definitive yes, no doubt about it. But Bure never seemed like the guy who needed a set-up man. As long as he was healthy and motivated, he'd probably get his ~60 goals regardless. Opinions?