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04-30-2013, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Brett Hull isn't even relevant; he learned the basics of hockey in Chicago while his dad was a Blackhawk. He didn't leave town until around 8 or 10, and had played since 3 or 4. Can't say he was trained to an elite level, but it's the difference between a Ford made in Michigan and a Honda made in Ohio. One of them is considered an American car, one of them isn't. Why? Because one of them was designed in America by American engineers, while the other was designed in Japan by Japanese engineers.
You'll have to forgive me for not putting much stock into Hull's ~ four years of hockey education in a state that had produced exactly three NHL players by the time he moved away. You are right though that he is only tangentially related to the topic.

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