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Top 5: Scariest Blackhawks Opponents

By Phil Bausk
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Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

4. Brett Hull

It’s kind of nice to see the St. Louis Blues rivalry swing back into full force. In the early 1990’s, the “Hawks and Blues despised each other. Glen Featherstone got into it with franchise favorite Jeremy Roenick, which led to a massive brawl during a key game in the 1991 season. However, no Blues player was as scary to play against as Brett Hull was. Hull had plenty of talent, but also played with a grit that many superstars didn’t contain. Hull wasn’t only scoring goals and handing out assists, but he also dealt punishing hits and was a pain to deal with against the fore-check. He is also the reason Ed Belfour refused to play a regular season came in St. Louis for nearly a decade. During the 1993 playoffs, Belfour believed Hull interfered with him on a critical goal in the series and ended up taking his anger out on much of the Blues’ property.