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WHOM WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE?
Kostya Kennedy
October 11, 1999
PAVEL BURE PANTHERS RWAt 5'10" and 189 pounds, the 28-year-old Bure is a blur on skates and an expert at getting behind defenses. Through Sunday he had 268 goals in 440 NHL games, and though he had reconstructive surgery on his right knee last March, he was fit enough to score in Florida's opener last Saturday.
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October 11, 1999

Whom Would You Rather Have?

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PAVEL BURE
PANTHERS RW
At 5'10" and 189 pounds, the 28-year-old Bure is a blur on skates and an expert at getting behind defenses. Through Sunday he had 268 goals in 440 NHL games, and though he had reconstructive surgery on his right knee last March, he was fit enough to score in Florida's opener last Saturday.

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PAUL KARIYA
MIGHTY DUCKS LW
At 5'10" and 180 pounds, the 24-year-old Kariya is a blur on skates and is not averse to coursing through traffic to make plays. He had 378 points (168 goals, 210 assists) in 303 games at week's end, and he seems fully recovered from the four concussions he has suffered in his career.

The Verdict: No one fills the net the way Bure does, but if we were starting a team, we would want Kariya.

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