Pavel Bure or McDavid?

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  1. cmorly

    cmorly Registered User

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    In todays NHL, who would you rather start a team with? (Yes I realize they played different positions)
     
  2. Howboutthempanthers

    Howboutthempanthers Thread killer. Sponsor

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    Why ask this? You know who most people are going to pick.
     
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    It is not even a question. McDavid.
     
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    Bure is a legendary superstar. McDavid is a tier above that.
     
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    McDavid quite easily
     
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    Me, as a huge Bure fan, would still pick Mcdavid without hesitation.

    That said, Bure is underrated. I think there is poster around here called something like The Golden Jet or similar that posts videos of full games every shift of Pavel Bure. Watch them and you see just how good he was.
     
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    McDavid is 21 and looks like he's headed for a third consecutive award sweep.

    Bure never won an Art, Hart or Lindsay and wasn't even remotely close to contending for them in a yearly basis even if you remove Lemieux or Jagr or whatever from the picture.
     
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    karnige Real Life FTL

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    bure in today's nhl would be insane. but mcdavid is a generational freak
     
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    Well that poster would know very little about hockey. The name The Golden Jet is owned by Hull
     
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    Watched his career as it happened. He was a treat to watch. And the seasons in FLA with knee issues in the height of the dead puck era were immensely impressive. It’s just not a fair comparison to Bure or even 99% of the players we indeed rate as superstars. McDavid at this point is heading toward icon status.
     
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    Bure was a very highly skilled player but he was also very selfish at times. Ive never seen anything selfish in Mcdavids game.
     
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    Ya like someone else said, what's the point of even asking? You really have to have a hard-on for Bure to pick him before McDavid.
     
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    Bure is one of the more overrated players in the league's history. Fun unique watch but second tier in his era and this one.

    McDavid is already far above that.
     
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    Bure is overrated.

    This is like asking Bure vs Crosby...and Mcdavid could be better than Crosby
     
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    MrFunnyWobbl The Next One

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    David McBure
     
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    Bure was probably the best pure goal scorer ever and skater, but he didn’t last long, was injury prone and a selfish player. McDavid wins this.
     
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    Nope. Ovechkin and McDavid.
     
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    You must be too young to have seen Bure play. Watch some highlights on YouTube, the guy had two 60 goal campaigns and almost another two (58,59) in the dead puck era. Very close to winning a Cup for Vancouver too. He was such a strong skater not even the high clutch and grab era could stop him. The guy would tear it up today. Simply on another level.



     
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    Man, some of those defensive efforts & goaltending are embarrassing:laugh:
     
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    Bure is my all time favorite player, but would still choose McDavid.
     
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    As fun as Bure was to watch this is not even close. McDavid by a mile.
     
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    They only thing I'd take Bure over McDavid for is that Katz interaction at the draft.
     
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    Read carefully.
     
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    Canucks fan saying McDavid and it’s not close to being close.
     
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    He had 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th place scoring finishes in only 5 full seasons played. And in that fifth year he had 60 goals and 110 points.

    Bure was obviously a second tier guy if you compare him with players like Lemieux, Gretzky or Jagr, but then so would Selänne and Brett Hull and pretty much any other winger not named Jagr be (I don't care if Hull won a Hart Trophy, his center/linemate out-pointed him by a 0.21 PPG clip ratio that season which is quite a lot). And guys like Ciccarelli, Nieuwendyk, Andreychuk and Housley would be third tier guys.
     
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