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Valeri Bure

Valeri Bure  #8

Right Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: June 13, 1974
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: MTL / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (33rd overall)
Brother of Pavel WHL West First All-Star Team (1993) WJC-A All-Star Team (1994) WHL West Second All-Star Team (1994) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000) Traded to Calgary by Montreal with Montreal's 4th round choice (Shaun Sutter) in 1998 Entry Draft for Jonas Hoglund and Zarley Zalapski, February 1, 1998. Traded to Florida by Calgary with Jason Wiemer for Rob Niedermayer and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Andrei Medvedev) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 24, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. Vancouver, October 16, 2001. Traded to St. Louis by Florida with Florida's 5th round choice (Nikita Nikitin) in 2004 Entry Draft for Mike Van Ryn, March 11, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Florida, June 25, 2003. Traded to Dallas by Florida for Drew Bagnall and Dallas' 2nd round compensatory choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Enver Lisin) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 12, 2005.
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Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis