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April 04, 2013

Pavel Bure: International Man Of Mystery (And He's A Lawyer, Too)

Probably the most common question I've been asked in the past few days is "what is Pavel Bure up to these days?" The answer, like every Pavel Bure, is not so clear.

Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star tried digging for this information, but didn't get too far:

Bure comes across as a private man who isn’t fond of sharing tales of his presumably fabulous life. So Monday didn’t bring any juicy revelations of his days as a Ferrari-driving, Anna-Kournikova-dating gossip-column mainstay. That familiar baby face of his playing days — it had been replaced by a version etched with wise lines and a receding hairline. His long-held bent toward secrecy, on the contrary, was holding firm.

So while Bure claimed that finding a post-playing purpose had been easy enough, he was short on details. Like, what, precisely, does he do every day?

“I don’t know. It’s hard to tell. A little bit of everything, I guess. I travel a little bit. I spend time with my friends. I do sport a little bit. I play hockey seldom, but I play maybe a few times a year,” he said.

What else? He said he plays tennis. He’s a purple belt in jiu-jitsu. Oh, and he spent a few years earning a law degree in his native Moscow — a fact that’s a surprise to most everyone, including Quinn, himself a member of the bar.

“I didn’t know that,” Quinn said.

You can read Dave Feschuk's full article here.

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