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Hull retires. Lack of Ice time and Production.

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10-15-2005, 05:41 PM
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Well better this way than playing a bad season if he really thinks he can't produce anymore. Not the best way to end a great career thought.

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10-15-2005, 05:47 PM
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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).
They should allow all of them in at once, as far as I'm concerned. All were clearly amazing players, and all of them deserve to go in first-ballot. I think it'd be a nice, respectful, once in a lifetime thing type of thing to do, to let all five in at once.

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great player...one of the best of all time...

good luck brett...

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Sad to see Brett call it a game.

All his "off ice" antics aside -- he definitely was outspoken -- the fact remains: Brett was a prolific goal scorer and he was a great hockey player in his prime!

Seems like yesterday that he notched 50 in 50.

As with any great player leaving the game/retiring ... gone, but never forgotten!

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10-15-2005, 06:10 PM
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Brett Hull retired because he realized he was losing money playing in the NHL and decided to get back his real moneymaker, endorsing snow racer GTs.



Okay, as a Colorado fan in the past I didn't really like him as a player but I always respected the skill he had, the ability to blow a puck by the goaltender from the mid slot area on a one-timer with what looked like little room to even get a shot off. Unparalleled.

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10-15-2005, 06:19 PM
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He had a great career....I'm thankfull for his play in Calgary. I'm not disappointed or pleased that he retired, you just have to understand everything and then you'll say "oh, thats why". He said at the beginning of the season the worst part in playing is just getting up to speed, so that gives you an even deeper idea of what was "going on". I really appreciate his career, we will all remember his ferocious slap shot. Hats off to Brett. I'm over the fact that he played for the US, it was his decision and just look no further than his trophy rack to see how that worked out for him. Nevertheless, thanks Brett

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

5 games in!?

This totally blows. Very, VERY unexpected. Came out of the blue.

Even more sucky I got him in my Fantasy Hockey League.

Wow.

Where did this come from...

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Well better this way than playing a bad season if he really thinks he can't produce anymore. Not the best way to end a great career thought.
He's one that has always been very honest about his game. If he had a bad one, he'd say it. Yeah, he has ego, but that ego also won't let him play when he can't play up to a decent standard. He's been the best interview in hockey for a long time now. The game is going to miss him.

Bettman would be smart to get Hull into doing some promo work because the camera loves him.

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10-15-2005, 06:33 PM
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This news made my day. good riddance to the turncoat.

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Good, i never liked the guy, but thats just my opinion

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Sad to see Brett call it a game.

All his "off ice" antics aside -- he definitely was outspoken -- the fact remains: Brett was a prolific goal scorer and he was a great hockey player in his prime!

Seems like yesterday that he notched 50 in 50.

As with any great player leaving the game/retiring ... gone, but never forgotten!
He was a great hockey player period.

Honestly, how many players go out of the game scoring 68 points in their final pro season?

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10-15-2005, 06:43 PM
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He's one that has always been very honest about his game. If he had a bad one, he'd say it. Yeah, he has ego, but that ego also won't let him play when he can't play up to a decent standard. He's been the best interview in hockey for a long time now. The game is going to miss him.

Bettman would be smart to get Hull into doing some promo work because the camera loves him.
I think trying to sign him on as a colour (how fitting) commentator (how even more fitting) for OLN would be smartest, or at least as some kind of analyst.

He knows the game, he knows how to create interest, he's opinionated, and whether people like him or not, he creates interest and revenue wherever he goes.

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10-15-2005, 06:44 PM
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Good, i never liked the guy, but thats just my opinion
Ditto

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10-15-2005, 06:46 PM
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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
Hull was not signing the praises of Gretzky the Coach right from the start. I was actually waiting for the Hull/Gretzky thing to explode. Much better this way.

Way to go Sjostrom!

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10-15-2005, 06:50 PM
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I think he didn't like playing for Gretzky. I heard on ESPN News he said the team is too intimidated by Wayne.

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Doesn't matter if you like the guy or not, still a great player and the NHL will miss him. Good luck to him and I look forward to his HoF induction.

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10-15-2005, 06:54 PM
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You've got to wonder if OLN will be looking at getting him under contract. He's definately colourful.

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10-15-2005, 07:15 PM
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This makes me wonder if Luc Robitaille is next. That's another old HoF vet that doesn't look "lucky" under the new rules. The new speed of the game makes him look even slower than usual, which was part of Hull's problem, too, I believe.

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10-15-2005, 07:20 PM
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The new speed of the game makes him look even slower than usual, which was part of Hull's problem, too, I believe.
Well, that and the fact that he was 42 and completely out of shape when training camp started...but not being a great skater (which Hull never really was) didn't do anything for him.

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10-15-2005, 07:48 PM
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Hull was not signing the praises of Gretzky the Coach right from the start.
Hull is uncoachable. The best any of them could do is minimize the effect.

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10-15-2005, 08:02 PM
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The first Jersey i wore other than a NYR was a '88-89 Blues #16 Brett Hull.

Congrats Brett on a great career

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10-15-2005, 08:02 PM
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He was the guy who actually got me to like hockey again...

I'll remember him most as a blue!

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I think he didn't like playing for Gretzky. I heard on ESPN News he said the team is too intimidated by Wayne.
I understood that he joined the team because he and Wayne were buddies.Probably retired because he didn't think he could get it done....Good for him, know when to hold 'em, know when to fold him.

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