Dodging the point doesn't invalidate it. Since we haven't won a cup at all, Bure not winning one shouldn't count against him when comparing to Naslund. Note that before Naslund's jersey retirement, it was playoff success, such as it was, that determined who got their jersey hung up in this town. Now that Naslund's is up as well, it would seem that the requirements have changed. ie. The requirements aren't set in stone.
Knowing that the requirements are flexible, there is certainly room for both Naslund's and Bure's jerseys.
-Meanwhile, your 'much much longer' equates to just four seasons. Four more seasons for Nazzy as a Canuck. That's it? That's hardly significant.
-Naslund as 'captain' didn't lead this team to anything but one playoff round victory and probably the most humiliating 2nd round loss in team history. You're right. That's significant. Meanwhile, Bure scored the most famous and clutch goal in team history en route to our greatest, most unexpected 'heart-filled' run in team history. Gee, that sounds significant too, although... Kinda better, y'think? (Roberto was Captain. Messier was Captain. The Captain card doesn't get you far here, i'm afraid. Esp. one with almost zero playoff success.)
-Funny how Naslund's winning of a Pearson is significant, but Bure's HOF nod doesn't apply here. Hmmm... I think the second one is a bit more significant, don't you agree?
-Naslund owns Canuck records for all-time goals, all-time points, and all-time powerplay goals. That's three Canuck records.
-Bure owns Canuck records for all-time shorthanded goals, most goals by a rookie, most points by a rookie, most goals in a season, all-time playoff goals, most points in a playoff run and most goals in a playoff run. That's seven Canuck records. Bure seems to have a bigger boatload of team records, y'think?
-Bure scored 60 goals two seasons in a row and has five 50+ goal season, including ones in the dead puck era. Naslund's peak was 48, thanks to the Bertuzzi pushoff play with the man advantage.
-Bure scored more points (107,110) in a season twice than Naslund's peak (104)
-Bure's best +/- is +35 (one off from team record). Naslund's is +22.
The list goes on the more you actually look into it, bud. Yet you think i'm the one with the blinders on? Okay, Harold.
The only reason Naslund's was retired before Bure's was because it was more difficult to patch things up with Bure. Naslund was actually surprised when they retired his jersey and so were a lot of fans, but now that it's done, Bure's will likely go up soon. Esp. after the hall of fame nod, which, really, wasn't surprising at all because it's well-deserved. Just like his jersey retirement here in Vancouver.
A cup could well have been the difference between RoH and number retirement for Snepsts.
Again, just because you're sister is stupid doesn't mean you have to be. But then Lafontaine was nominated for a Hart and Lady Bing. Plus he won a Bill Masterson. I still don't see it as enough games though. Three of his six seasons there combined total up to 51 games played. Good candidate for ring of honor imo. Had we won a cup with Sundin do we retire his number in similar fashion to Colorado with Bourque?
Naslund was here much, much longer. Very significant.
Naslund was team captain for more games than Bure was here. Quite significant.
Naslund won a Pearson. Significant
Naslund holds a boatload of team records. Significant
Naslund finished top five in the scoring race 3 consecutive seasons as a Canuck. Significant.
There's simply more significant checkmarks. You actually see one failed cup run as significant? You keep those blinders on, they're working great.
Honestly, I would have put Shanahan in the HHoF ahead of Bure.
3 Stanley Cups
3 International Gold Medals
1 International Silver Medal
King Clancy Trophy
Over 1500 NHL games played
Over 1300 NHL points
Whose career is more deserving of the HHoF? I've always maintained Bure would be in eventually, but I was actually surprised he was selected this year.