SI: Did you audition or did NBC just read 20 years of your postgame comments?
Hull: I didn't audition, so that's what must have happened.
SI: Googling your name and outspoken only produces 15,550 hits. That seems a little low, right?
Hull: Maybe it shows you that some of my outspokenness makes a little sense.
SI: People have said that they expect you to be the Charles Barkley of hockey. Have you ever talked with Barkley?
Hull: I've spoken with Charles a million times. We play golf in the same tournaments, but we have never talked about broadcasting. I grew up being Bobby Hull's son, and I quickly realized I could only be Brett Hull. That's the only way I can be on television. I'm just going to try to do my own thing and still learn from people like Charles.
SI: How much better is the game after the rules changes that cut down on grabbing and holding?
Hull: It's not better, it's not worse, it's just different. But it's a more exciting different. It's still evolving. General managers and coaches are trying to figure out how they can maintain a high skill level but still keep that physical presence.
SI: Who's the one goalie you'd pay money to see?
Hull: I hate goalies. But it's hard not to pick [Buffalo's] Ryan Miller.