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10 марта 2004 года. 
Bure says this exit's for keeps - Florida Sun-Sentinel 

By Michael Russo

TORONTO · Valeri Bure was traded by the Panthers for a second consecutive season at the trade deadline. It's doubtful he will give the Panthers a chance to do it a third time.

General Manager Rick Dudley has said that he intends to pursue Bure as a free agent this offseason. But the former Panthers right wing, traded to the Dallas Stars for prospect Drew Bagnall and a draft pick, said he does not plan to re-sign with the Panthers.

"No, two times is enough," Bure said. "I'm a Dallas Star now. Hopefully I'll be a Dallas Star for a long, long time."

And if he's not, even though Bure and his family like South Florida and their home in Plantation, expect him to look for work elsewhere.

The Panthers weren't going to qualify Bure at $3.1 million on July 1 and are gambling Dallas won't either, which would allow them to try to bring Bure back for less.

But Bure will likely look to Los Angeles or Anaheim, where his wife, Candace, is from, or Chicago, where his favorite coach, Brian Sutter, runs the bench.

Bure, 29, who led the Panthers with 20 goals and 45 points, flew to Dallas Tuesday morning, took his physical and then flew to Florida to pack. He'll debut in Philadelphia on Thursday.

"I'm super-excited because of where I'm going," Bure said. "Dallas has been red hot. What stinks big-time is I love Florida so much. But on the other hand, this gives me a shot at a Stanley Cup.

"Last year was different because I was hurt [going to St. Louis]. This year I'll be part of the Stars and help them."

As the most skilled Panther, Bure was almost expected to be the top playmaker and sniper. The roles often conflicted.

"[Stars GM Doug Armstrong] was going through their centermen," Bure said, laughing. "He's like, `[Mike] Modano, [Pierre] Turgeon, [Jason] Arnott.' I stopped him. I'm like, `Well, that's a good team.'"

Bagnall, a defenseman and former sixth-round pick of the Stars, has 18 points in 37 games as a freshman at St. Lawrence University.

"He's a big man who likes to hit and play physical," Dudley said. "A year ago our scouts didn't like him at all, and this year our scouts loved him. He's had tremendous upswing in his development."

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