Paul Sullivan: Bobby Hull was a Chicago Blackhawks legend, but he leaves a complicated legacy

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Chicago Tribune

Few things in sports were as memorable as a rush up the ice by the Chicago Blackhawks with Bobby Hull handling the puck at Chicago Stadium. A goal by the man with the hardest shot anyone had seen, combined with the acoustics of the original Madhouse on Madison, led to a sonic explosion that may never be replicated. It was that incomparable slap shot, once measured at 118 mph, that separated Hull from the other top scorers in NHL history and helped build his reputation as the greatest Blackhawks player of all time. A statue of Hull outside the United Center, next to one of longtime friend and t…

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