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A Hull of a Hall combination

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:53 AM ET

When Brett Hull was a kid, he must have had a few lectures about playing hockey in the hall from his famous dad, Bobby.

There won't be any complaints about breaking anything today except the mark held by the Patrick family as the only other father/son team in the Hockey Hall of Fame's player wing.

Brett is expected to join Steve Yzerman and Brian Leetch as three of the four players picked for 2009 induction in their first year of eligibility. Luc Robitaille is the favourite among a less obvious group of new candidates that includes Alex Mogilny and Dave Andreychuk.

A holdover group, including Doug Gilmour and Dino Ciccarelli, still is awaiting its turn.

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"I'm not commenting until I get that call," Brett Hull said yesterday.

The Golden Brett retired three years ago with 741 goals in 20 seasons, third overall behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. The Golden Jet scored 610 in 16 seasons (not counting the 303 he scored in the World Hockey Association).

Bobby was inducted in 1983, so there will be slightly less time between he and Brett's admission than the Patricks, with Lester going in in 1947 and Lynn in 1980 (though Lynn's son Craig made it as a builder in 2001).

Dick Irvin Sr. and Jr. are in the hall, but the latter's place in the media wing isn't officially recognized.

The 18-member selection committee holds its final meeting today, with 75% required for induction.


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