The Chicago Blackhawks are parting ways with Bobby Hull

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Bobby Hull is one of the greatest players in the Chicago Blackhawks franchise. He is one of the team’s all-time great scores as well which is why he has his number retired along with his name in the Hall of Fame. Even to this day, he is beloved by Chicago fans.

Hull was hired to be a team ambassador in 2008. It was one of the many efforts for the newly ran Chicago Blackhawks team that existed back then. On Monday, the Hawks announced that he will no longer be in that role. He ends his run with the team at 83 years old.

In his legendary hockey career, he scored 610 NHL goals and had 560 assists for 1170 points. He was also a Stanley Cup champion. All of that came in 1063 games played with the Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets, and Hartford Whaler. Of course, 15 of his 16 NHL seasons came with Chicago.

Off the ice, Hull was a different story. To this day, people still have trouble with him because of some things he did in his younger days. It isn’t exactly what you want to hear about an old hockey legend like this but it can’t be ignored.

The Chicago Blackhawks moved on from Bobby Hull as their team ambassador.

With that in mind, it is probably a little bit overdue that this happened. This organization clearly has some deep-rooted problems that lived there while they were a very good team. Removing Hull will be a way for them to show that they are moving away from all of that negativity.

It should also mean that they will do what it takes to move forward and not tolerate hurtful behavior. Hull was a hockey legend and there is no doubt about it. There is also no doubt that his time with the team is up and they can both move on.

There are some interesting options to come in as new team ambassadors. Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Andrew Shaw, and Niklas Hjalmarsson are good candidates. All of them are champions with the team and could provide a lot.

This city deserves to be represented well by its National Hockey League team. This organization has incredible fans who deserve better. It is great to see them take their leap forward and move on from a lot.

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