October 19, 2005, - 7:02 am
By Debbie Schlussel
So Brett Hull retired from playing pro hockey. We say, buh-bye!
In the past, we’ve been critical of Brett Hull, the NHL player who is the son of NHL legend Bobby Hull.
Brett Hull is basically an overgrown child at age 41. We’ve documented his stints on the U.S. Olympic team. In 2002, he whined about the trip to the “far away” Salt Lake Games. On the 1998 Olympic delegation to Nagano, Japan’s Winter Games, he co-starred in dorm-trashing and furniture-breaking with his buddy and team captain, Chris Chelios, and complained about the distance to Nagano, too.
We compared his antics and behavior to the 1980 U.S. Olympians who, this year, celebrated their 25th anniversary of miraculous victory over the Communist Soviet Union. Unlike Hull, most of them–like my friend, Mark Wells, who scored three goals in the Games, but later spent nights slaving as a manager at “Ram’s Horn” restaurant–never made big money. Brett Hull couldn’t come close to filling their skates.
Good riddance, Brett Hull. We only wish your equally immature and inappropriate hockey buddy, Chelios, would leave with you.
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