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Newz Forum: HOCKEY: Coyotes offer Hull two-year deal

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posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 06:23 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes have made a two-year contract offer to right wing Brett Hull.

"We have a genuine interest, we've made a serious and substantive offer, and we're awaiting his reply," Coyotes GM Mike Barnett said Wednesday. Barnett is Brett Hull's former agent, and Wayne Gretzky, the Coyotes managing partner, is a close friend of Hull.

Hull's agent - and younger brother - Bobby Hull Jr., confirmed the Coyotes are a major player in landing Hull.

"If you know the relationship between Brett and Wayne Gretzky, and Brett and Mike Barnett, you know what a great fit this would be," Bobby Hull Jr. said. "Brett loves Phoenix and he's very comfortable with the situation. Their offer is both generous and very serious."

The offer was first reported Wednesday by The Arizona Republic and the East Valley Tribune.

Hull will turn 40 next month but produced 25 goals and 68 points last year for Detroit, his 18th NHL season. He ranks third in career goals with 741, trailing only former Red Wings great Gordie Howe (801) and Wayne Gretzky (894).

Brett's father, Bobby Hull, ranks 12th on that list with 610 goals.

No deadline has been set for Hull to make a decision.


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