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Hull's legacy will include more than stats

On his way to 700 goals, Brett Hull proved you can teach an old scorer defensive tricks.

Updated: May 8, 2003, 3:30 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Brett Hull came into the league with a kid's good-times lifestyle, plus a last name and legacy that seemed to lend credence to the suspicions that he might have a hard time growing up.

Curiously, even Hull's path to the NHL seemed to involve a contradiction: The son of the Golden Jet -- Hall of Famer Bobby Hull -- not only didn't get extra credit for his lineage and the "gene pool" benefit of doubt from scouts, he had to win over the doubters to even get a belated chance in the British Columbia ...

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