July 22, 2009
Brothers: Pavel and Valeri Bure
Pavel Bure, the Russian Rocket, was the NHL's most exciting player in the 1990s. He was one of the few players in hockey history to get you out of your seat on a nightly basis.
Valeri Bure was his brother. He was much quieter in stature, but he was a crafty, serviceable NHL forward for over 600 NHL games.
In the picture above the two brothers are enjoying the moment as they captured the silver medals at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
By the way, there was a second set of brothers celebrating on that Russian team - defensemen Dmitri and Boris Mironov.