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Hull retires. Lack of Ice time and Production.

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That was unexpected, you very rarely see someone retire mid-season unless they've suffered a serious injury.

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That was unexpected, you very rarely see someone retire mid-season unless they've suffered a serious injury.
Or they are an aging non-factor veteran with a lot of pride.

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Right after the Coyotes made a big deal of unretiring his dad's number for him too.

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This solves the depth problem in Phoenix.

Anyways, he was a great player.

Hull nows joins the same class as Francis, Messier, Stevens, and MacInnis for the Hall of Fame in three years. I'm positive that only four can go, so one great player will be left out (for atleast a year).

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weird time to retire


get with it brett the game needs you

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Wow..didnt see that one comming.

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Guy devotes nearly 20 Hall of Fame seasons to the NHL, ending up as one of the premier snipers in the history of the game. And the ackowledgement he gets on HF upon his retirement?

A thread titled:

"Hull retires. Finally."

How respectful.

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Guy devotes nearly 20 Hall of Fame seasons to the NHL, ending up as one of the premier snipers in the history of the game. And the ackowledgement he gets on HF upon his retirement?

A thread titled:

"Hull retires. Finally."

How respectful.
When you complain during the lockout how you have no motivation to work out or practice, and then you show up to camp overweight and completely out of shape and are a non factor in the opportunities you are given then its time to hang them up. period.

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That's just odd. It seems more like an ego thing though if it is true. That basically he was unhappy with Gretzky's coaching and knew that he was not going to win out over Wayne, and I doubt he wants to play anywhere else.

Is his contract big? Maybe he'd play for Dallas again.

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Please, change the thread title...

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When you complain during the lockout how you have no motivation to work out or practice, and then you show up to camp overweight and completely out of shape and are a non factor in the opportunities you are given then its time to hang them up. period.
You are entitled to that opinion, and there is no reason to dispute your assessment of Hull's recent play.

Simply find the glee in which some push alltimers out the door (the title of this thread, the insipid "Mario should retire" thread elsewhere here, etc.) disrespectful and somewhat boorish. That's my opinion.

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Glad that he decided to hang them up when he realized he was a liability rather than an asset, and didn't stick around to break records while dragging his team down, like Messier.

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Hull was still a good factor last time the NHL was out there. He stayed, at most, 5 games too long.

There's nothing "finally" about this one, as compared to Messier.

I'm shocked. It's nice to see a great player realize though that he just doesn't have it anymore and retires when he feels he can't perform at his former level.

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You are entitled to that opinion, and I have no reason to dispute your assessment of Hull's play.

Simply find the glee in which some push alltimers out the door (the title of this thread, the insipid "Mario should retire" post, etc.) disrespectful and somewhat boorish. That's my opinion.
I changed the title, but he should have called it quits once the lockout started and saved his team the troubles, and he would have went out on a high note. Im not disrespecting the guys career, I just think he didnt have it in him anymore and he should have hung them up. He didnt, and its cost the young guys on the Coyotes. Gretzky has thrown Hull out there in all types of situations and hes just done nothing.

Why hang around Brett? for the game? for the money? pride?

No one knows.

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Nothing but praise for Hull from me. World class player. He scored the game winning goal to help Dallas win it's only Stanley Cup in franchise history. Too bad he decides to go out like this. He deserves to retire on a high note.

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Wow, that was out of left field.

Make that one more unavailable spot for the HHOF class of 2009.

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...I just think he didnt have it in him anymore and he should have hung them up. He didnt, and its cost the young guys on the Coyotes. Gretzky has thrown Hull out there in all types of situations and hes just done nothing.

Why hang around Brett? for the game? for the money? pride?

No one knows.
...And I wasn't getting on your case, XavierX.

Truth is, Hull obviously agrees with you, otherwise he wouldn't have retired!

I never was his biggest fan, just want to give a great his due on his way out, that's all.

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This solves the depth problem in Phoenix.

Anyways, he was a great player.

Hull nows joins the same class as Francis, Messier, Stevens, and MacInnis for the Hall of Fame in three years. I'm positive that only four can go, so one great player will be left out (for atleast a year).
He doesn't join the same class because this season still counts towards his resume.

He'll be in the 2009 class with Yzerman (likely), Larionov, etc.

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Hull nows joins the same class as Francis, Messier, Stevens, and MacInnis for the Hall of Fame in three years. I'm positive that only four can go, so one great player will be left out (for atleast a year).
I'm guessing that won't be an issue because Hull played this year so his three year waiting period starts now, the others will have the lockout year count as the first year in their three year wait

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You just knew that the Hull - Gretzky thing wasnt going to work. Gretzky wasnt going to let Hull coast.

Im sure Hull was pissed off with the lack of icetime and prolly told Gretzky if he wasnt going to play much he was going to retire...

I liked Hull, sad to see him go

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Wow...

Well, at least he realized it and didnt end up a 4th liner for a year.

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