Brett Hull was a sensational choice for ESPN as an analyst, as his passion for Team USA brought gravitas to his off-the-cuff comments. Plus, his lingering bitterness over the program’s management came in handy when they crashed and burned at the World Cup of Hockey.
Hull appeared on TSN 1050 in Canada on Wednesday, and explained what he believed went wrong (transcript via Chris Nichols):
“The philosophy was picked, and they picked it to beat Canada,” continued Hull. “You can’t blame them. That was their theory. That’s what they wanted to do. They did it and it was terribly wrong. It went terribly wrong like the Titanic. But they made their bed. They picked those guys.
“But I still think they could have put a better system in, or – I don’t know if you guys noticed, or thought the same thing I did, but they seemed like a very unhappy group. When you’re unhappy in a tournament like this, you have no legs. You have no energy. I don’t know if you guys noticed that, but theyRead More »from Brett Hull compares Team USA to Titanic, laments ‘old boys’ management