Hull unhappy with the game

Brett Hull is fed up with the clutching, grabbing and trapping that has made the game a chess match on ice.

Updated: October 28, 2003, 1:19 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
We're not even three weeks into the season and Brett Hull is already unloading on all that's wrong with the NHL. Of course it doesn't take much prodding, just a simple question or two to get the Golden Brett going.

After Detroit's 4-1 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, Hull lamented about all the clutching, grabbing and trapping that has made the game what he called a chess match on ice.

"You saw the game. It was gross," Hull told The Detroit News. "I shouldn't say that because I don't want people to think the game is no fun and then they don't want to come to watch us play. But as a player who knows the game -- that is gross hockey. It's not fun for me to watch or be involved in. There is no skill involved.


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