Brett Hull to retire

Brett Hull will announce his retirement from the Coyotes at a press conference in Phoenix this evening.



22 Responses to Brett Hull to retire

  1. cementhead says:

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    Shame it has to go down this way. They just unretired his dads #9 for him to wear and now he’ll hang it up 3 games later. I’m a believer in letting the player choose whether to go out on top or to be demoted into retirement, but this is obviously not how he wanted it (ie. unretiring the jersey).

    I was never a big fan, but this will be a big loss to hockey.

  2. cementhead says:

    side note: Coyotes are no longer going to be forced to deal Kolanos or Taffe – I believe that this will put them at a 24 man roster and LeNeveu (against my wishes) will likely go back to minors when Boucher is off IR. That will have them at 23 finally.

  3. archemedes says:

    Just watched him on FSN Detroit, and he said it was the new rules basically, he just couldn’t skate well enough.I will miss watching him play

  4. Freeze says:

    What a class act. Hull could have hung around and collected a pay check, but was honest with himself, the Coyotes, and the fans. At 41, the new NHL game passed him by.

    I will never forget his one-timer: likely the ultimate sniper.

  5. Flyer_Dman says:

    Great analysis. I totally can see Wayne pullin him aside and being like, “Yo buddy, you’re killing me over here. You gotta retire.”

  6. Kraut182 says:

    Never a big Brett Hull fan, but I really felt bad for him watching that press conference. A lockout casualty, who had to find out the hard way that he couldn’t play anymore.

  7. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    feel bad he found out the hard way he couldnt play anymore. atleast he didnt stay and take up salary from the coyotes. it would be nice for him to stay around for some team in a management form though.

  8. Rico71 says:

    The lockout is what killed his career.

    He would have played last year and probably scored 25-30 goals again.

    Add the fact that he played golf all year instead of hockey…and you have a guy out of game shape…and at 41, you can’t have that. He seemed to have gained some pounds also. Must have been playing with Tkachuk…lol.

  9. starsgirl25 says:

    it’ll be sad to not see him play any more, but he had his reasons and i respect that. he’s goal when the stars won the cup was amazing and always fun to talk to people about. (and no i don’t want to do that now, that was how many years ago, lets be adults and let it go) plus he was so opinionated, it was awesome!

  10. mojo19 says:

    come on stars girl, don’t provoke the sabres fans.

  11. Marky2Fresh says:

    DAMN I guess that means he won’t play for Canada at the olmpyics this year.

  12. Montrealsdogg says:

    euhh.. he’s an american… so he won’t play for the States.

  13. cementhead says:

    I got the joke. LMAO.

  14. mojo19 says:

    You found that funny. You really are a cement head.

  15. CechmanekForVezina says:

    Are there any?

  16. monley89 says:

    marky2fresh hes american dude

  17. monley89 says:

    what a classy move by the golden brett, he knew it was time, he didnt drag this season on like so many legends have *cough cough* Mr.Messier, he’ll be sorly missed the NHL has just lost another great player! wow the 2008 NHL hall of fame inductees are quite the toss up, u got messier, hull, stevens, francis, and so on!

  18. archemedes says:

    During the Wings broadcast last night they talked to Chris Chellios, and he said ‘I never heard him utter teh word retirement” with a smirk, he said he expects him to go to Dallas to end his carreer, not sure if that will happen or not

  19. cementhead says:

    mojo19, Were you aware that Hull has tried out for Canada in the past? If so, are you aware of the story around it? Are you aware of all the jokes and remarks since then?

    That is what makes this comment funny.

  20. Marky2Fresh says:

    Apparantly he does not get the joke. But I commend him for taking the high road and not pointing out the typo. Class act.

  21. Marky2Fresh says:

    He tried out for Canada and they said no your not good enough, so he played for America instead.

    It’s a joke dude.

  22. SabresFan220 says:

    I guess I’m one of the few Sabres fans on this board. Everybody forgets about me too. Brett Hull’s retirement is a loss for hockey, but I’m not sad to see him go. It’s unfortunate he had to go out on a sour note like that after having a stellar career, but it was his time.

    I still consider him the best American born sniper in NHL history by far, possibly the best sniper period. It can be argued that he managed to perfect the family shot, I’d be scared if I were a goalie playing against one of his kids. Maybe someone will be smart and hire him as a shooting coach.

    Sure, the Sabres would never want him, because regardless of whether we’re over it or not we can’t forgive him. That goal is both the highlight and a black eye on an otherwise fabulous career. I think TSN voted “No Goal” the most contraversial call in sports history, but the past is the past, and the Sabres will get our Cup sooner than any of you expect.

    Other than all of that, Hull’s retirement may just open up a spot on the US National team, but who would get it. That is assuming he wouldn’t be selected to (or want to) play in the Olympics one last time. The Americans have lots of young talent that haven’t made the team in past years because of aging veterans that have seniority. Makes you wonder now, will players like Amonte take the ice for team USA in Turin? Certainly Modano has revatalized his game under the new rules, but do any of the NHL’s new rules apply to Olympic hockey? Most of us would say no, but who knows what will be called?

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