How knee injuries shortened Pavel Bure’s career, how an unfounded rumor drove Bure out of Vancouver, resolving the HHOF logjam, a call to put Pat Burns in the Hall of Fame, Rick Nash facts, and Jason Garrison is about to be very rich.


Did an unfounded rumor drive Hall of Famer Bure out of Vancouver?

BACKHAND SHELF: Jo Innes looks at the seriousness of a torn ACL, and how such an injury shortened the career of Pavel Bure. Folks, I highly recommend you read this piece. While there’s been advancement in the treatment of knee injuries, and NHL players are recovering faster from them, they still have the potential to shorten or end a playing career.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin examines how an unfounded contract rumor by two reporters contributed to Pavel Bure’s departure from Vancouver.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier suggests the logjam for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame may finally be broken.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Chris Wassel makes a great case for the late Pat Burns’ induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Now, if only a way could be found to thaw the frozen hearts of the induction committee….

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Is Rick Nash an elite player worth a king’s ransom in trade value? His numbers suggest otherwise.

LITTER BOX CATS: Ryan Meier believes Dennis Wideman’s new contract with the Calgary Flames will help Panthers pending UFA blueliner Jason Garrison become a wealthy man.