But what did the old man think of the way you do play? "I don't know," says Brett. "I'd like to know."
O.K., we'll tell you, Brett. "He shoots the puck as well as anyone I've ever seen shoot it. He can shoot it from there to Lake Michigan.... I'm impressed with his fundamentals. He carries himself somewhat the way I did, and he has great action in his hands."
As for the estrangement from his son after the divorce, Bobby says, "You don't need day-to-day contact, month-to-month contact or even year-to-year contact. I believe in genetics. Brett knew I was always behind him."
Maybe so, but it doesn't hurt to hear it. When Brett was told of his father's scouting report on him, he broke into that deep-dimpled Hullian grin.