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10-15-2005, 07:29 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.
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 'em.

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10-15-2005, 07:40 PM
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Reminds me of Pat Hengten last year.

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It still wasn't a goal you jerk. See ya.

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Mario is getting 20+ minutes a game and still is low on the production. Time for Lemieux to retire too.

The new NHL requires speed which these old foggies don't have.

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10-15-2005, 08:23 PM
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Another motor mouth I never cared for, but I guess I must pay proper respect.

He scored alot of goals.

Ok, I'm done.

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Anybody put up the video of it yet? here it is

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Am I the only one who thinks he was a bit underrated?

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Can't say that I liked the guy a whole lot, but some of his remarks (combined with his trademark smart-arse smirk) were just priceless

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Am I the only one who thinks he was a bit underrated?
underrated? yeah, your probably the only one

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10-15-2005, 11:18 PM
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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..
Yup. Hull had done nothing. His 1 point in 5 games was totally embarassing when compared to -- say -- Shane Doan's 3 points in 6 games or Mike Comrie's 2 points in 6 games. Thank God he's gone.

With him gone, the offensive juggernaut in Phoenix can finally roll.

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10-15-2005, 11:40 PM
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Yup. Hull had done nothing. His 1 point in 5 games was totally embarassing when compared to -- say -- Shane Doan's 3 points in 6 games or Mike Comrie's 2 points in 6 games. Thank God he's gone.

With him gone, the offensive juggernaut in Phoenix can finally roll.
Im really not going to say what I want to say, because it would earn me a ban. But I will say that you now hold the title to the most ignorant post in regards to him retiring. He chose to retire because he knows he cant meet his own standards and cant produce like he once could.

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10-15-2005, 11:51 PM
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He chose to retire because he knows he cant meet his own standards and cant produce like he once could.
Naturally. Never said otherwise.

I'd be really surprised if he could "produce like he once could" getting 4th line ice time on a lousy team.

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10-15-2005, 11:56 PM
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One of the greatest goal scorers of all time, #3 on the list behind Gretz and Howe in goals, Golden Brett will be in the HOF no doubt....

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You had to know the day was coming but 5 games into the season threw me for a loop, that's for sure.

Tonight he was in the booth during the broadcast with Ken Daniels and Pat Verbeek, and he was asked about his top 5 favorite players he played with of all his career...Wayne Gretzky, Steve Yzerman, his dad, Adam Oates, and, a bit of a surprise...Pavel Datsyuk. Interesting list, to say the least. He also had some very kind words about Stevie, Pasha and Henrik Zetterberg.

I wish you good spaces, Brett...safe journeys.

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Mario is getting 20+ minutes a game and still is low on the production. Time for Lemieux to retire too.

The new NHL requires speed which these old foggies don't have.
Jason Allison has 8 points in 6 games and is slower than either Mario or Brett. The new NHL requires skill, not necessarily blazing speed. Martin St Louis has just 2 points in his first 4 games despite being a pretty good skater. Not every decent forward has exploded out of the gate this season.
Hull came to camp out of shape and 5 games is not enough time to get thin or get his timing back. If it was the 20 game mark then I would agree he had no other choice but he really didn't give himself the chance, and it isn't as though he was keeping some young stud out of the lineup.
Even so, I don't disagree with his choice because he was obviously pretty close to the end anyhow. It's not as though he needs the money and at his age it must be pretty hard to motivate himself to play for what promises to be one of the league doormats. I wonder if he realized what he was getting into signing on with the Coyotes. It isn't like Dave Andreychuk's situation in Tampa where they will win all the time no matter how he plays. Phoenix is desperate for production from every player in their lineup and every time they lost he must have felt like there was a spotlight on him. Maybe Comrie and Nedved should retire too

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10-16-2005, 06:17 PM
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This thread is littered with disrespect.

Bunch of punks who have no idea what hockey is.

Go away, idiots. Please.

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10-17-2005, 01:33 AM
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This thread is littered with disrespect.

Bunch of punks who have no idea what hockey is.

Go away, idiots. Please.

Very true !!

When the third all-time scorer in the National Hockey League can't get a bit respect.. who can ???

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10-17-2005, 02:46 AM
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My god did ANY of you actually watch the clip of Hull's press conference? These boards are great but the amount of disrespect in some of the comments are absolutely DEPLORABLE.

- he played for team USA because Canada didn't give him a chance, while the US did
- he's mouthy, but the majority of his gripes are legitimate
- he has an ego, but it's not like he overrates himself, considering he's the 3rd leader goal scorer in the history of the game
- he's been criticised for not being a team guy, yet his teammates loved him and he was instrumental on two Stanley Cup winners

I'm not even particularly fond of the guy, but that was quite a moving speech. Like he said he could sound like a jackass sometimes but he's a nice guy who truly loved the game and appreciated all his teammates and all the great experiences he had on and off the ice.


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10-17-2005, 02:52 AM
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Yeah, that press conference was pretty moving.

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10-17-2005, 03:08 AM
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I bet there isn't a single hockeyplayer who could say anything bad about him.
The man lived hockey ! there's no denying that...

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10-17-2005, 03:19 AM
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...Nedved should retire too
He's been solid in the two games he's played.

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...and it isn't as though he was keeping some young stud out of the lineup.
IDK, I'll take a 22 year old Freddy Sjostrom over a 42 year old Brett Hull.

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10-17-2005, 03:32 AM
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...and at his age it must be pretty hard to motivate himself to play for what promises to be one of the league doormats. I wonder if he realized what he was getting into signing on with the Coyotes.
I take it you haven't had a chance to watch any of the Coyotes games this season. They are a hard working team that has lost a few one goal games that really could have gone either way. A couple of lucky bounces this way, or a couple of lucky bounces that way, and you'd be seeing threads about what a genius Gretzky is. They've had their share of injuries, and there are only a few hold overs from '03-'04 to begin with. There hasn't been much offensive chemistry yet, but they've only played five or six games together. I truly don't see them picking higher than 15th at next June's draft. I know, I know, you disagree and I'm an idiot, but we'll just have to wait and see, won't we?

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