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Brule quitting hockey to become a firefighter

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07:42 AM ET 01.01 | Entering the New Year, Gilbert Brule sought change. After failing to accept an assignment to the American Hockey League, [Brule] career with the Coyotes -- and in the NHL -- appears to be nearing an end. Brule was assigned to Portland, the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, Sunday and was suspended Monday by the team once he didn't report. "It's pretty simple," Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney said. "He decided that he didn't want to live out of a suitcase anymore, was sick of living at hotels, and told me he was going to quit hockey -- maybe become a firefighter. So what we do procedurally is we suspended him and unless he has a change of heart very, very quickly, we'll go through the procedure of terminating his contract." Brule signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes in November.

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January 1, 2014  10:19 AM ET

A real shame it didn't work out for him. A nice young man with all kinds of talent but, for whatever reason, it just never came together for him in the NHL.

Still, I think I'd rather be in that hockey atmosphere, get paid decent money and hang out with the boys than do anything else. But, that's just me. Good luck, GB.

January 1, 2014  10:29 AM ET

A new career...''want fries with that??''

January 1, 2014  10:31 AM ET
January 1, 2014  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

A firefighter?

A Flambe Brule? Nice!

January 1, 2014  11:14 AM ET

Ex-Coyote Beats Flames

January 1, 2014  11:17 AM ET

As someone who had to travel as part of my job I know it gets old fast. Waking up in a hotel room stone cold sober and still having to figure out where you are. It was so bad I did that once and I was at home. I didn't have to travel near as much as those guys do, but I can see how it would be factor in deciding to hang up the skates.

We used to kid each other about becoming a Wal-Mart greeter, just to be able to stay at home.

January 1, 2014  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ex-Coyote Beats Flames

If the Yotes were smart they'd bring up (down) Domi's kid while half of Canada is here. Full house every game:)

January 1, 2014  08:17 PM ET

Looking in crystal ball - 10 years down the road, and I am seeing regret. Lots of it. And lost $$$. Lots of it.

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January 3, 2014  12:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A real shame it didn't work out for him. A nice young man with all kinds of talent but, for whatever reason, it just never came together for him in the NHL. Still, I think I'd rather be in that hockey atmosphere, get paid decent money and hang out with the boys than do anything else. But, that's just me. Good luck, GB.

I agree. Nice to play the game you love and get paid. They showed Dallas Eakins career movings.....Brule ain't got nothing on the Oils coach! Man he moved around a lot!

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