HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk
Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk Trade rumors, transactions, and free agent talk. Rumors must contain the word RUMOR in post title. Proposals must contain the word PROPOSAL in post title.

Brett Hull Signs with the Coyotes

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
08-06-2004, 02:12 PM
  #26
degroat*
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: http://nhl.degroat.n
Posts: 8,108
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hordichuk_24
Well he might not want to, but that isn't really up to him. I guess it would be possible to move Doan to the LW instead. It all depends...
Brett Hull won't be moving to the LW. Anyone that knows his personality knows this.

degroat* is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:14 PM
  #27
Vic Rattlehead*
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: St-Hubert, Quebec
Country: Canada
Posts: 40,788
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hordichuk_24
Doug Doull as well. I know there hasn't been any link, but he has signed. Two years.
Yes, now I remember that thread. Good enforcer, willing to drop 'em at any time.

Vic Rattlehead* is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:14 PM
  #28
degroat*
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: http://nhl.degroat.n
Posts: 8,108
vCash: 500
Looks like John was a little premature this time...

Bobby Hull Jr is on KFNS in St Louis right now and says that the deal is not complete.

degroat* is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:16 PM
  #29
Hordichuk_24
Registered User
 
Hordichuk_24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,348
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stich
Brett Hull won't be moving to the LW. Anyone that knows his personality knows this.
Yes, I know all about Hull and his personality (ego). Which is why I don't like him. But Phoenix isn't going to move Doan unless Shane doesn't mind moving to the LW side. The only other option would be to break up the Nagy-Langkow-Johnson line and put Johnson on the LW. It is all too early to speculate anyway...

Hordichuk_24 is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:17 PM
  #30
Ajacied
Remember #9
 
Ajacied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Netherlands
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 23,106
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stich
Looks like John was a little premature this time...

Bobby Hull Jr is on KFNS in St Louis right now and says that the deal is not complete.
Check Phoenix Coyotes.com. They have his signing announced as well as the press conference transcript of Barnett.

Ajacied is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:18 PM
  #31
Hordichuk_24
Registered User
 
Hordichuk_24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,348
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stich
Looks like John was a little premature this time...

Bobby Hull Jr is on KFNS in St Louis right now and says that the deal is not complete.
He is probably just saying that because he is still trying to convince Brett to sign with the WHA instead. :lol

Hordichuk_24 is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:19 PM
  #32
degroat*
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: http://nhl.degroat.n
Posts: 8,108
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ott = Snott
Check Phoenix Coyotes.com. They have his signing announced as well as the press conference transcript of Barnett.
Well... if the contract was signed I would think that Brett Hull's agent would know and he just finished saying just seconds ago that the "deal is not done yet" and that Dallas was still in the running.

degroat* is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:21 PM
  #33
Ajacied
Remember #9
 
Ajacied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Netherlands
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 23,106
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stich
Well... if the contract was signed I would think that Brett Hull's agent would know and he just finished saying just seconds ago that Dallas was still in the running.
Dunno.. seems confusing to me. I too thought that Bobby said he'd wait untill Arsmtrong returned from his fishing trip before making anything official, but it seems so legit to me now, I'm definitely giving the Yotes the benefit of the doubt here..

Ajacied is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:21 PM
  #34
Flames Draft Watcher
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Calgary
Posts: 4,553
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jovanovski = Norris
So who will be Phoenix's starter next year? Boucher or Bierk?
Bierk wasn't even qualified by the Coyotes. He's UFA.

Flames Draft Watcher is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:22 PM
  #35
degroat*
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: http://nhl.degroat.n
Posts: 8,108
vCash: 500
If I had to put my money on it, I'd say Johnson ends up starting.

degroat* is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:23 PM
  #36
Hordichuk_24
Registered User
 
Hordichuk_24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,348
vCash: 500
I'd say it is safe to say it's official...

COYOTES SIGN NHLíS THIRD ALL-TIME LEADING GOAL SCORER BRETT HULL TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

TRAILS ONLY GRETZKY AND HOWE AMONG NHLíS ALL-TIME GOAL SCORERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, August 6, 2004

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett announced today that the Coyotes have signed free agent right wing Brett Hull to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The 18-year NHL veteran is the NHLís active goal-scoring leader and currently ranks third on the NHLís all-time goal scoring list with 741 goals. In the history of the NHL, only Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) have scored more goals than Hull who is 60 goals shy of catching Howe. Hull has also scored 103 playoff goals, which ranks 4th on the NHLís all-time list, trailing only Gretzky, Mark Messier and Jari Kurri.

ďBrett Hull is one of the most talented goal scorers in NHL history,Ē said Barnett. ďHe is a dynamic player who creates excitement every time he enters the offensive zone. He has contributed significantly to winning Stanley Cups in both Detroit and Dallas. We not only look forward to the experience and passion he will bring to his teammates here in Phoenix but also to the pure entertainment he will provide to our fans.Ē

The 5-foot-11, 203 pound forward has played in 1,264 games in his NHL career with Calgary, St. Louis, Dallas and Detroit, scoring 741 goals, 649 assists and 1,390 points. In 202 playoff games, Hull has scored 103 goals, 87 assists and 190 points. He has won two Stanley Cup Championships in his career (1999 with Dallas and 2002 with Detroit), leading his team to victory both times. Hull scored the Cup-winning goal with Dallas in triple overtime of Game 6 against Buffalo on June 19, 1999, and while with Detroit in 2002, led the NHL in playoff goals with 10. He has now been to the playoffs for the last 19 consecutive seasons (1986-2004), the NHLís second longest all-time streak, trailing only Larry Robinson (20 straight years from 1973-1992).

Hull has been selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game an incredible 9 times (1989-94, Ď96-97, Ď01). He won the Hart Trophy in 1991 as the NHLís Most Valuable Player and was also named MVP of the 1992 NHL All-Star Game. Hull was named as an NHL First Team All-Star 3 times (1990-92) and won the Lady Byng Trophy (as the NHLís most gentlemanly player) in 1990. He has led the NHL in goal scoring three different times (1989-90, í90-91, í91-92).

Last season with Detroit, Hull recorded 25-43-68 and 12 PIM in 81 games. The 39-year-old ranked 2nd on the Red Wings in assists and game winning goals (6), T-2nd in points and T-3rd in goals. He also tied for the team lead with 10 power play goals and finished 2nd with 200 shots. In three seasons as a Red Wing, Hull only missed one game and, over the last five seasons, he has only missed seven games, playing in 403 of a possible 410 games.

The Belleville, Ontario native is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of the NHL. He has reached the 70-goal plateau three times, the 50-goal plateau five times, the 40-goal plateau eight times and the 30-goal plateau 13 times. In fact, the fewest goals that Hull has scored in a full season is 24 (in 1999-00 with Dallas). Hull has also eclipsed the 100-point plateau on four occasions.

Hull ranks 2nd on the NHLís all-time list in power play goals with 265, trailing only Dave Andreychuk by five power play goals (270). He ranks 3rd on the NHLís all-time list in game winning goals with 110, trailing only Howe (121) and Phil Esposito (118). Hull is 1st on the NHLís all-time playoff list in power play goals (38) and tied for 1st on the NHLís all-time playoff list in game winning goals (24). He is 18th on the NHLís all-time points list (8th among active players), 48th on the all-time assists list (19th among active players) and 43rd on the all-time games played list (15th among active players). Hull also ranks 6th on the NHLís all-time playoff points list (2nd among active players), 15th on the all-time games played list (5th among active players) and T-28th on the all-time playoff assists list (T-12th among active players). His .510 goal-per-game playoff average ranks 15th all-time (among players with at least 20+ career playoff goals). Hull is now 10 points shy of becoming the 17th player in NHL history with at least 1,400 points.

The best season of his amazing career came in 1990-91 when he set career highs in goals (86) and points (131) while with St. Louis. That year, Hull earned both the Hart Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Award (NHLís most outstanding player as voted by the players). His 86 goals led the NHL and were the third most goals ever scored in a single National Hockey League season. Gretzky is the only NHL player ever to score more goals in a single season (92 in 1981-82; 87 in 1983-84).

Hull was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 6th round (117th overall) of the 1984 Entry Draft. He only played in 57 games with the Flames before being traded for the only time in his NHL career when he was dealt to St. Louis with Steve Bozek in exchange for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley on Mar. 7, 1988. He spent 10 and a half seasons with the Blues from 1987-88 to 1997-98, including a brief time as a teammate of Gretzky (now the Coyotesí managing partner) towards the end of the 1995-96 season. While with St. Louis, he served as the Bluesí team captain. Hull then signed as a free agent with Dallas on July 3, 1998. After three seasons with the Stars, Hull then signed as a free agent with Detroit on Aug. 22, 2001.

On the international stage, Hull has represented Team USA at both Olympic (1998 and 2002) and World Cup (1991 and 1996) tournaments, winning a gold medal at the World Cup in 1996 and earning a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In fact, he will play for Team USA at the 2004 World Cup, which will begin in late August.

Hull is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull. Bobby played 16 seasons in the NHL with Chicago, Winnipeg and Hartford, recording 610 goals, 560 assists and 1,170 points. Bobbyís No. 9 jersey was retired by the Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise on Feb. 19, 1989. Bobby and Brett form the NHLís all-time highest scoring father/son combination and the only father/son duo to each record 600 goals. Brett is also the nephew of former Chicago Blackhawk All-Star left wing Dennis Hull.

Todayís signing of Hull adds to an aggressive summer of free agent signings by the Coyotes who had already added forwards Mike Ricci and Boyd Devereaux along with defenseman Sean OíDonnell. In addition, the Coyotes also traded for forward Jason Chimera in June.

***MICHAEL BARNETT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA TODAY AT GLENDALE ARENA AFTER 2:00 PM. FOR ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS

***THE COYOTES WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, AUG. 10 AT 2:00 PM AT GLENDALE ARENA TO INTRODUCE BRETT HULL.

Hordichuk_24 is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:28 PM
  #37
Hossa
Registered User
 
Hossa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Abroad
Posts: 9,175
vCash: 500
It's on TSN too now.

Hossa is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:40 PM
  #38
guitaraholic*
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 898
vCash: 500
the question now becomes "gee, which team will acquire Hull at next years trade deadline when Phx, out of the playoff picture, decides to deal him?"

guitaraholic* is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:42 PM
  #39
Koivu11
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Country: Canada
Posts: 160
vCash: 500
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp...58&hubName=nhl

Koivu11 is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:42 PM
  #40
leaflover
New hope
 
leaflover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: beautiful B.C
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,905
vCash: 4503
I think signing Hull was an excellent move for the coyotes.He's still capable of putting the puck in the net plus he's a big name that will get people into the seats.Very good for PR and for a playoff bid as well.
The desert dwellers are slowly putting together a solid team.

leaflover is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:43 PM
  #41
Rabid Ranger
Drifter
 
Rabid Ranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Old School
Country: United States
Posts: 19,105
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by guitaraholic
the question now becomes "gee, which team will acquire Hull at next years trade deadline when Phx, out of the playoff picture, decides to deal him?"

I like the make-up of the Yotes. Their post-season chances will come down to:

1) Goaltending. Can Johnson and Boucher get it done?
2) The maturity of the defense. Will the young guys take another step in the right direction?

If the above happens I can see them making the play-offs.

Rabid Ranger is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:46 PM
  #42
Zodiac
Registered User
 
Zodiac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Country: Canada
Posts: 19,478
vCash: 500
I thought he would have ended up back in Dallas. Anyway, I'm glad he's gone to the Yotes. Pretty good signing for them, imo.

Zodiac is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:49 PM
  #43
Happy_Gilmore's_Dad
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 76
vCash: 500
Phoenix has made the best moves this offseason and I believe that they will make the playoffs this year. I like their offense a whole lot more than St. Louis at this point.

Happy_Gilmore's_Dad is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:52 PM
  #44
Old Hickory
Guest
 
Country:
Posts: n/a
vCash:
Phoenix is a forward and a goalie away from being a very scary team

 
Old
08-06-2004, 02:55 PM
  #45
blah
Registered User
 
blah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 4,269
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingsjohn
Phoenix is a forward and a goalie away from being a very scary team
Roenick and Burke.

blah is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 02:57 PM
  #46
Hemsky4PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Billeting Ales
Posts: 6,464
vCash: 500
Looking at the free agent market, if they could get Weekes at a reasonalble price, between 2-2.4M bucks, they'd be much better. Johnson and Boucher won't get it done. The defense looks good, their forwards are a bit small, but overall Barnett has been doing a good job this summer.

Hemsky4PM is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 03:00 PM
  #47
roadrunner
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: U Can'tTake Me Alive
Posts: 866
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingsjohn
Phoenix is a forward and a goalie away from being a very scary team
My concern is the defence. If one or two guys go down, they are in trouble. Unless Matt Spiller and Keith Ballard make quantum leaps in development. I DO hope Barnett is done signing forwards!

Welcome aboard Golden Brett!

roadrunner is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 03:01 PM
  #48
leaflover
New hope
 
leaflover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: beautiful B.C
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,905
vCash: 4503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hemsky4PM
Looking at the free agent market, if they could get Weekes at a reasonalble price, between 2-2.4M bucks, they'd be much better. Johnson and Boucher won't get it done. The defense looks good, their forwards are a bit small, but overall Barnett has been doing a good job this summer.
I have to agree that the goaltending is questionable,but Johnson i would give a real chance before bringing in someone else.Boucher i have no faith in at all and would play Bierk over him.

leaflover is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 03:08 PM
  #49
Reilly311
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Pittsburgh
Country: United States
Posts: 1,211
vCash: 500
Anyone think teh Coyotes will go after Osgood? I assume Weeks will be out of their pay range?

Reilly311 is offline  
Old
08-06-2004, 03:13 PM
  #50
Kukla
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: motown
Posts: 456
vCash: 500
In his last 34 regular season games last year, Brett had five goals. What was the problem, he was paired with Datsyuk most of the time so he can't say he did not get the puck.

IMO, he has lost his desire to play and will be floating like he did the last half of the season with Detroit.

Kukla is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.