Inside Hockey: Looking back on Pavel Bure's career

Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman profiles Vancouver Canucks legend Pavel Bure on Inside Hockey, and looks back at the path he took to get to the NHL.

Elliotte Friedman examines former sniper's path to NHL

The Russian Rocket's jersey finally got cleared for takeoff in Vancouver on Saturday night. 

In a pre-game ceremony on Hockey Night in Canada, Pavel Bure's No. 10 was raised to the rafters in an emotional celebration of the former Canucks great's career. 

Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman spoke with Bure in his Inside Hockey segment about the sniper's legendary career, and how he progressed to the NHL level while finding success with some odds stacked against him in the beginning. 

Take a look at the entire feature by clicking the above video.


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