Is Brett Hull "One and Done" at NBC?
Per the Vancouver Sun, "Ray Ferraro, who should know, tells Team 1040 that Brett Hull's short-lived career as a hockey analyst with NBC is over."
Throughout the season, Hull's interactions with studio host Bill Clement were often painfully awkward to watch, his "abysmal and patently one-sided" analysis during the Western Conference Finals was awful, and his cringe-worthy (to NBC execs, at least) performance during a national telecast of the Stanley Cup Finals (in which he tried to out-Cherry Cherry by bashing his corporate masters and the game itself -- see the clip below) was likely the straw that broke the camel's back.
Of course many of Hull's thoughts were spot on (placing stricter limits on the plastic body armor players are wearing these days, for example), and an outspoken anti-establishment figure is usually "good television" at the very least. But there's a difference between adding to the show and trying to make oneself the show. Hull isn't insightful or likable enough to be the latter (brilliant idea, Brett, to ban visors), and showed no desire to be the former. At the end of the day, NBC and the League are probably better off without him.
Besides, now they've left the door wide open for Jeremy Roenick to be the next "American Don Cherry."