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Fun With Chris and AlanaH

The best thing about the post you're about to read? Chris Chelios and AlanaH mentioned in the same space. I know Chelios is a fan of Canucks and Beyond, and I'm positive the feeling is mutual from AlanaH. So it only makes sense that we highlight their friendship as often as possible. On to the subject at hand. Chelios is David Amber's player of choice this week at ESPN.

Q: In the two decades you’ve been in the NHL, give me your All-Chelios Team (three forwards, two defenseman and a goalie).

A: OK. In net, I’ll give you three goalies, if you don’t mind. Patrick Roy, Eddie Belfour and Dominik Hasek. On defense: Ray Bourque and Larry Robinson. At forward, there are four guys: Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Steve Yzerman and Mario Lemieux. I had to pick a few extras, but when you’re great, you’re great. I had a chance to play with or against all of those guys, and it is incredible to be able to say that.

Q: What scenario makes it more likely that you will retire at the end of this season: if the Wings win the Stanley Cup or if the Wings don’t win the Stanley Cup?

A: I don’t have any intention of retiring after this year, so it wouldn’t make a difference if we won or lost. Right now, I take it game by game. I’m not one of those guys who believes you have to go out a winner. I want to leave the game when I can’t enjoy it and compete at a level where I help my team.

Read the rest here. Good stuff.

AlanaH woke up long enough today to take you on a demented trip around the hockey blogosphere.  Check it out here.


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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com