A beautiful father-son moment became awkward Monday afternoon when the NHL forgot the main ingredient of their ceremonial faceoff.
Bobby Hull and Brett Hull, who scored a combined 1,351 goals during their times in the NHL, were tabbed for the ceremonial puck drop right before the start of the 2017 Winter Classic. It was a perfect idea: Brett Hull was the St. Louis Blues’ most well-known player while his father Bobby was arguably the same for the Blackhawks franchise.
Instead, as the two Hall of Famers approached Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, they realized they had nothing to drop. Wuh oh.