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Afternoon Line- Chris Chelios On Ted Lindsay

“Every player should be thanking their lucky stars there was someone like Ted Lindsay to start that Players Association and make it great for all of us down the road. It’s hard. It’s politics. He always said he hated politics. He stood up. What he did, he should be honored forever, and every player in the league should get to know Ted Lindsay’s story and what he meant to the NHL and the Players Association.”

-Chris Chelios.  Ansar Khan of Mlive has more.

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Video- Chris Chelios On Hometown Hockey

via Sportsnet,

Chris Chelios talked about playing multiple musical instruments before discovering hockey, and then how he went from forward to defence.

 

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Video- What Players Will Step Up This Time?

Remember 1994?

 

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NHL 12 Update: New Legends Video, Winnipeg Uniform Info, and New Quick Clips

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Earlier this afternoon, some NHL 12 fans on the internet found a new Legends video, posted exclusively on the EB Games (now GameStop) webpage for NHL 12. However, the video was kind of “hidden”, thankfully over the time it took for me to write this update, there has been a new link to this new video released by EA Sports in an exclusive with GameStop’s official site, which makes it much easier to find, and is of much better quality that the original one that was found.

Read on, as I’ll provide a link to this new video ( UPDATE - Days later, I finally have the video included in this post ), which reveals several bits of juicy new info on the Legends, including what their team uniforms look like, some info about unlocking them, and best of all, what their overall ratings will be! Also included in this update is some additional news about the Jets’ new sweaters potentially not being in the game upon release, and some new quick-clips about HUT and the EASHL.

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NHL 12 Overnight Update: The First Three Official Legends

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In what was fairly foreseeable, EA Sports in partnership with GameTrailers TV revealed yet another short teaser about the “Legends” coming to NHL 12. Saved for the very last segment of GTTV’s half-hour block on Spike TV. This confirmed a few highly suspected things, and also killed other possible rumors… but did give us some solid new info for sure.

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Video- Chris Chelios Honored By The Blackhawks

added 11:23pm, from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

There were some cheers, but mostly loud boos, prompting Chelios to remark, “Come on guys, let bygones be bygones. Thank you for the nine great years I spent here.’’

The Chicago native was honored Friday night for his nine seasons with the Blackhawks during Heritage Night, prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings.

“(The booing) was getting louder and louder, so the only thing I could do was get louder than them,’’ Chelios said. “I had the mike, that’s the advantage.

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Chelios Belongs To The Red Wings, Not The Blackhawks

from Dan McNeil of the Chicago Tribune,

The only former Red Wing I want to see return to the United Center anytime soon is Marian Hossa.

As adept as the Blackhawks are at hosting feel-good parties, I’m taking a pass on Chris Chelios night when the limping Blackhawks host the Red Wings on Friday.

Great player? Indisputable.

Dedicated? More than anybody who ever wore a Blackhawks jersey.

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Hall of Famer? Check.

Legacy? Always a Red Wing to me.

He played 10 years in Detroit. Nine years here. Red Wing

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Retire #7 In Chicago?

from Tim Sassone of Between The Circles at the Chicago Daily-Herald,

Chelios was a dominant Hawk from 1990-99. While those teams never won a Stanley Cup, they were powerhouse clubs with Chelios the nasty backbone. He won two Norris Trophies during his time in Chicago and rarely lost battles.

Certainly the Hawks will honor Chelios at some point with a Heritage Night, but the bigger question is should his No. 7 be retired and hung from the rafters?

I get the feeling this is going to be a split decision with fans.

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Chelios Press Conference

Ken Holland and Chris Chelios will hold a press conference at noon ET today.  Chelios will officially retire from hockey and Holland will announce the new position the Wings have created for Chelios.

Watch below, the feed should start around noon.

added 12:45pm, Official title for Chelios- Advisor to Hockey Operations.

added 1:00pm, Press conference is complete.

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The 48 Year-Old Intern

via Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, “I don’t have a title for him, but he’s going to do a little player development,” general manager Ken Holland said. “After ’09 when I told him we weren’t going to re-sign him, I told him to keep in touch. He called me in May and told me he was going to take me up on my offer.”

Chelios played for the Wings from 1999 to 2009 after a Hall of Fame-worthy career with Montreal and Chicago. He spent the past season with Atlanta, but is now ready for the other side of hockey.

“He can really help us in player development and as an ambassador,” Holland said. “(Coach” Mike Babcock has told me there’ll be times during the year he’ll lean on him. To some degree, it’ll be an internship for Cheli.”

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Chelios Back In The NHL

from Craig Custance of The Sporting News,

Chris Chelios is back in the NHL. An NHL source told SportingNews.com on Wednesday morning that the 48-year-old defenseman will be called up by the Atlanta Thrashers from their AHL affiliate.

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Chelios A Thrasher

via Ben Wright tweet,

Official- Thrashers have signed Chelios.

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Looks Like Chelios Will Beat The DUI Charge

from Christy Gutkowski of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

NHL great Chris Chelios is expected to beat a drunken-driving arrest after a DuPage County judge ruled Wednesday police lacked probable cause to make the arrest.

The former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman - who now plays with the AHL’s Wolves - was arrested after a 4 a.m. Dec. 28 traffic stop while driving a black 2006 Ford F150 eastbound on Ogden Avenue near Blackhawk Drive.

Police accused Chelios, who was alone in the truck, of improper lane usage and speeding nearly 20 over the posted 35 mph limit. But after watching the 15-minute video in court, Judge Cary Pierce found there was insufficient evidence of impaired driving to merit the stop.

Defense attorney Terry Ekl said he will move to have the misdemeanor charge dropped. Outside of court, Chelios was not celebrating despite the win.

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Chelios Picks Up DUI

from Chicago Breaking Sports News,

Former Blackhawks star Chris Chelios was arrested early Dec. 28 and charged with speeding and driving under the influence, Westmont police said.

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Chelios Upbeat While Playing With The Chicago Wolves

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The greatest American player to ever don the blades will not jump at any NHL offer. It will depend. Or so he says.

“No, it wouldn’t make sense to be honest with you,” said Chelios. “It would have to be the right situation. I guess unless Detroit came to me if they sustained more significant injuries. I’d have to think about it. But I’m enjoying myself here. As bad as I want to play in the NHL, I want to play. That’s the main thing.”

He’s had NHL nibbles. The Phoenix Coyotes took a look at him last month when they were beset by injuries, but Chelios decided not to go that route. And there was another NHL team with serious interest.

“I had one pretty good [NHL] offer and decided not to take it,” said Chelios.

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Rangers Organization Had Interest In Chelios

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Rangers general manager Glen Sather recently offered Chris Chelios an AHL contract to play in Hartford, but the veteran free agent defenseman rejected that offer to sign a deal with the Chicago Wolves in order to be closer to his family, The Post has learned.

“We’d talked a number of times over the summer, and I talked to Torts [head coach John Tortorella] at the U.S. Olympic evaluation camp, but they told me the Rangers were going in a different direction with their kids,” Chelios told The Post by phone. “I see that their guys are off to a good start, but if they’re looking for veteran help down the road, I’d love to play there.

“I appreciate the offer to play in Hartford, but I decided to sign with Chicago because that’s where my parents live, and it means a lot to me that they’ll be able to come see me play.”...

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad game at Madison Square Garden,” said Chelios. “If the Rangers need help and are interested, Chicago shouldn’t be too far away for them to come take a look.”

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More On The Chelios Plan

from Elliotte Friedman & Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

The number one reaction to the NHLPA’s 19-3 vote in favour of forming a players committee to review the entire organization has been disappointment.

This sentiment was expressed because most players and agents felt that the Chris Chelios-led conference on Sunday evening was an extremely important step in rebuilding the tattered union.

But eight player reps either did not partake in the call or did not vote, leaving Chelios one vote short of the necessary 20 and three shy of the 25 required for a quorum.

Under the new NHLPA constitution, players can still cast a vote up to 72 hours after the conference call.

The speculation is that Chelios will eventually get his desired result.

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Chelios Leads The Fight

from Lester Munson of ESPN,

Chelios and others have questioned the validity of Kelly’s dismissal, arguing that excluding Kelly from board meetings violated the union’s complex constitution. Kelly and a battery of six lawyers are examining the circumstances of the meeting and other union actions to determine whether Kelly will challenge it, sources said.

Three teams (Carolina, Ottawa, and San Jose) had no representatives at the meeting where Kelly was dismissed. The five teams who voted against Kelly’s dismissal were Anaheim (George Parros), Columbus (TK Malholta), Detroit (Chelios), Edmonton (Sean Horcoff), and Chicago (Adam Buresh). Even as he serves as the group’s interim leader, Penny is under attack by a number of players and agents. As the union’s top lawyer, he has lost four consecutive player grievances. During his time with the union, he has lost more grievances than he has won.

Both Hargrove and Pink were heavily involved in the efforts that led to Kelly’s dismissal. Hargrove is a former official of the auto workers union in Canada, and Pink was a candidate for executive director when the union selected Kelly. The anti-Kelly faction also included former union ombudsman Eric Lindros and union pension chief Kim Murdock.

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Chelios Talks NHLPA

from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

On the day after Paul Kelly’s firing as the NHLPA executive director, Chris Chelios is in explaining mode. He was skating today in Detroit, trying to stay in shape as he waits for a contract offer (he’s ruled KHL out and confirmed talks with Nashville). But I imagine most of the calls he’ll get today will be about Kelly’s firing. Even as I type this, Chelios is on his cell in the hallway. He could be ordering a pizza, but I’m guessing Kelly’s firing will dominate most of his discussions.

I asked him what the response has been from his fellow NHLPA members as he explains the thought process behind Kelly’s firing.

“A lot of guys obviously don’t know what happened, couldn’t see it coming,” said Chelios, an NHLPA executive board member. “Half the board couldn’t see this coming until we got to the meetings. At the end of the day, once everybody is filled in on what happened, they’re going to understand and we’re going to move on.”

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added 1:00pm, from the CP via TSN,

In an interview with The Canadian Press on Tuesday, Damphousse said Paul Kelly, who was fired by the association’s executive board Monday, was victim of “a kind of paranoia in the group.

“For the new guy coming in, the players need to let him work. There was maybe too much leeway before and now it’s like the guy is in handcuffs. He’s got to be able to work with confidence.”

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Can You Imagine Chelios In Nashville?

from John Glennon of the Tennessean,

One of the names being tossed around is 47-year-old Chris Chelios, whose abrasive style of play and frequent conversations with referees often made him a target of Predators fans.

Coach Barry Trotz and Chelios recently had a light-hearted talk on the topic.

“I said, ‘Chris, are you sure you’d have the interest of playing in Nashville, because you’re not exactly well-liked here?’ ‘’ Trotz said. “He said, ‘Trotzy, trust me, I’m not well-liked anywhere.’ I said ‘Yeah, I guess you’re right.’ ‘’

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Chelios Talks Team USA & His Future

Also from Team USA Camp, watch Mike Modano and Scott Gomez.

Watch many other Team USA participants here.

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Morning Line

Chelios wanted out of town 10 years ago when things were turning bad. Now the Hawks are Stanley Cup contenders and they should be thinking about getting better and taking the next step, not bringing back former greats who are way past their prime.

I like Cheli a lot, and he would come cheap, but it’s best he goes and plays somewhere else.

-Tim Sassone of Between The Circles at the Chicago Daily-Herald.  Read a bit more on this topic…

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Cheilos Looking East

Chris Chelios said today he still wants to play and prefers going to an Eastern Conference team.

Read the AP story via Yahoo.

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Is Chelios A Fit In Chicago?

from Steve Rosenbloom of RosenBlog at the Chicago Tribune,

Chris Chelios won’t be back with the dreaded Detroit Red Wings after 10 years and two Stanley Cups.

So, it’s a gimme he’ll be back with the Blackhawks.

Question is, in which role?

First, would hockey guru Scotty Bowman approve the 47-year-old’s inclusion on the roster?

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Wings Not Interested In Chelios For Next Season

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Chris Chelios will not be returning to the Red Wings.

General manager Ken Holland met with Chelios Monday afternoon and, as expected, gave him the news Chelios will not be re-signed.

“It was kind of understood last summer, after Cheli signed, that the 2008-09 season would be the last one for Cheli as a Red Wing,” said Holland, noting the need for the Wings to bring in younger players. “He wants to play another season and I believe he can still play.”...

Holland also said he expects to talk with agents for Marian Hossa, Mikael Samuelsson, Ty Conklin and Tomas Kopecky this weekend in Montreal during the NHL Entry Draft.

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Chelios Will Be Part Of Team USA In 2010

from Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Chelios confirmed to ESPN.com on Saturday he’s been asked by team GM Brian Burke, also GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs, to join the team in some off-ice role. Burke told ESPN.com there are a number of great players who’ve played a significant role in U.S. hockey over the past decades, “but the greatest warrior of all was Chelly.”

“We haven’t refined his role. All I know is, I want him involved,” Burke said.

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If Wings Win The Cup, Chelios Will Need Some Help To Get His Name On It

from Camwest News Service via the National Post,

Since he played in only 24 regular-season games, Chelios doesn’t qualify for a Stanley Cup inscription. A player must suit up for 41 games or appear in at least one game of the final series to get his name on Lord Stanley’s mug.

There is a second chance, however.

The Wings can, and likely will, petition to have Chelios added to the Stanley Cup list. But that might mean Chelios will require a favour from his old rival, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman.

“I don’t really care what he says anyway,” Chelios said. “If that’s my biggest worry, I’m doing pretty well. If we win it, I’m not too worried about it. My name is already on the Cup.”

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Chelios & His Mob Friends

from Arash Markazi of Sports Illustrated,

Then again, Chelios isn’t you’re average 47-year-old NHL defenseman. He’s the ringleader of the “Malibu Mob,” an exclusive gang of athletes and celebrities that live in Malibu and hang out together during the summer. The Mob currently includes John Cusack, John McEnroe, Tony Danza, John C. McGinley, D.B. Sweeney, Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece.

“I’m going to take credit for the name,” said Chelios. “Tony Danza and myself were the original two guys that came up with that and, slowly but surely, we built a little clan with most being Irish. It’s a cool thing. We are like a mob. We travel in a pack whether it’s for sports or dinners or family outings we’re all together for two months out of the years.”

The name actually arose because Chellios would constantly point to the fact that most everyone in the group was Irish and that it was like hanging with the “Irish Mob” even though they would usually meet at Taverna Tony, a famous Greek restaurant in Malibu.

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Chris Chelios & His Long Career

Chris reflects on his career, mentions some of the great players he has played with and will remember the respect other players have given him.

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A Decade Of Chelios In Detroit

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Chris Chelios was the pain in the neck the Detroit Red Wings hated to play against and their fans loved to hate.

Then, suddenly, he joined them. Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the day Chelios, a player so closely identified with the Chicago Blackhawks, switched allegiances, following a surprising trade to Detroit.

And though he is playing sporadically as his career winds down—this surely will be his final season, at least with the Red Wings—he has left his mark as one of the cornerstones of Detroit’s defense since 1999.

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Interesting Statistic

via the Stat Wizards at Elias Sports Bureau,

When Detroit defeated Chicago yesterday at Wrigley Field it marked the 879th time that Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios played on the winning team in a regular-season game, tying the NHL record held by Scott Stevens. Chelios’ first win came in his first game, a 3-2 victory by the Canadiens over the Hartford Whalers at the Montreal Forum on March 8, 1984.

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Chelios Coverage

Chris Chelios will become the oldest player to ever play in an AHL game tonight when the Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Toronto Marlies in

Toronto

Grand Rapids. Chelios is on a rehab assignment and hopes to play only two games with the Griffins before returning to the Wings.

You can pay $6.00 to watch the game online or listen free to the game at Fan590.  Game time is 7pm ET.

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Evening Line

“Well, it’s like I said, it’s the “New NHL,” they want scoring, they’re supervising these referees…And, I mean, just compare it to basketball; how many times do you see a team get in foul trouble, you know, once they get up a bit? It’s almost like it’s controlled to a certain extent by the referees, the officiating, and the supervisors, so…I mean, it’s not like they’re keeping it a secret—they’re telling the referees to call penalties…”

-Chris Chelios.  More at SnapShots…

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Franzen Feeling Better, Chelios Still Sore

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Johan Franzen (sprained left MCL) and Chris Chelios (fractured right tibia) were on the ice for the first time since they were injured, both skating before the team started practice.

Franzen fared much better, saying his range of motion feels good and doesn’t anticipate being out as long as he was last year (10 games) with the same type of injury. Chelios only skated for a few minutes and quickly learned he’s not close to returning.

“I felt good,’’ Franzen said. “I’m starting slow so I don’t want to risk anything, just long strides and go in laps.’‘

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Upside Down Cup Was Done On Purpose

from the Detroit Free Press,

Here’s today’s conspiracy theory, courtesy of Chris Chelios’ appearance with JJ & Lynne on WCSX-FM.

Remember when Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott set the Stanley Cup upside down on the stage during last week’s “NHL Face-Off Rocks” show at the Fox Theatre?

“Someone should have drove that guy, he did that on purpose,” Cheli said Wednesday.

J.J.: “You think he did it on purpose?”

“No, we know he did ... we talked to people at the show and the guy was being real rude to everybody,” Chelios said.

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Chelios Out With Bone Fracture

from TSN,

It appears that Red Wings’ defenceman Chris Chelios injury is worse than originally anticipated as the three-time Norris trophy winner will miss at least the next six weeks with a fractured bone in his leg.

The 46-year old Chelios sustained the injury while blocking a shot during Tuesday’s game against the Canadiens.

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Chelios The Player

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

This is about loyalty, a player’s to his team and a team’s to a legend.

This isn’t about money for Chris Chelios, who at 46 is back with the Detroit Red Wings for his 25th National Hockey League season. Not when he’s being paid $750,000, spillage in many of today’s NHL contracts.

This is about hockey coursing through Chelios’s veins, about his willingness to sit more than he’ll play simply because he loves the game too much for the puck to drop next month without him.

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The Best Of Chelios

from Brian Costello of the Hockey News,

It’s nice to see Chris Chelios back for another season with the Detroit Red Wings.

At 46, Chelios is the oldest NHL player since Gordie Howe retired in 1980 at age 52. Now entering his 25th season, Chelios will one day retire with a number of standards that will never be matched.

Here are 10 of them. (Note: some are projected. Chelios will keep playing until 50.)

10. Win Stanley Cup titles 16 years apart: 1986 in Montreal and 2002 in Detroit.

continued and watch my favorite Chelios moment below (sorry Alanah)...

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Just How Long Has Chelios Been Around

from Ryan Dixon of the Hockey News,

Just as numbers alone could never sum up his on-ice contributions, to truly appreciate the span of Chelios’ career it must be set against the backdrop of a sporting and cultural timeline.

Consider the following:

• Chelios played his first season of Jr. A hockey (then known as Tier-II) with the Saskatchewan League’s Moose Jaw Canucks in 1979-80 at age 17. Jimmy Carter was the president of the United States, not a punch line on The Simpsons and The Beatles could have still held a reunion tour with Ringo, Paul, George and John.

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Evening Line

“What they’ve done is just tremendous,” he said. “It has been a long time coming, where you felt that buzz. I can’t say I wish I was part of it right now because I’m a Red Wing, but it’s great to see the fans getting excited again about Blackhawk hockey.”

“I found a new home in Detroit, but Chicago is always going to be home,” he said. “I intend on coming back and spending the rest of my days here, whether as a player or somehow being involved with the Blackhawks.”

-Chris Chelios.  Read more from Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune as Chris took the Cup around Chicago today.

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Chelios Close To Return

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

“We had a real good talk about what I saw as his role,” Holland said. “He wants to come back for another year, so I would say we’re very close on a contract. The biggest thing was discussing his role—the contract is not an issue.

“It’ll be in the ballpark of what Chris made last year. We’re going to get something done. It’s just a matter of when and how much.”

Chelios, the NHL’s oldest player, made $850,000 this past season.

more on the Wings…

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The Real Story of How the Wings Broke the Cup

From James Duthie at The Good, The Bad and The Duthie,

Here’s what happened:  Chris Chelios was atop the bar, Coyote Ugly style, Cup in hand, with the packed crowd cheering madly.  At some point there was an attempted handoff to Brett Lebda.  Whether it was the chaos of the crowd, or the…umm…content of the blood, balance was lost.  Down went Lebda.  Down went Stanley.

And no, the dent wasn’t “slight”.

In fact, it needed emergency service.  Mike Bolt, the Keeper of the Cup, was taken to Joe Louis Arena, where Stan, like a forward who took a puck in the eye, was placed gently on the trainer’s table in the Red Wings dressing room, and operated on.

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Decisions in Detroit

From George Sipple at the Free Press,

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland will be on the golf links soon, but he has some business to take care of the next few days. Holland hopes to meet with goaltender Dominik Hasek and forward Dallas Drake to gauge their interest in returning next season before he leaves for Thursday’s NHL awards show in Toronto.

Holland also will talk with defenseman Chris Chelios, who needs to have his injured knee scoped in the off-season.

“I have every intention of coming back,” Chelios said. “It’s never been a money issue, so we’ll figure it out and hopefully we’ll be back in this stall again.”

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Zetterberg the New Yzerman

From Dave Waddell at Canwest via the National Post

Johan Franzen, also a Conn Smythe candidate, said people don’t realize how ultra competitive Zetterberg is even in off-ice pursuits.

“He’s one of a kind competing that hard in both ends,” Franzen said. “I can’t come up with anyone (comparable).”

Chris Chelios can.

The veteran defenceman said Zetterberg’s playoff performance reminded him very much of retired Wings captain Steve Yzerman.

“I’d have to think, but Yzerman is the only one,” Chelios said.

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Updates From Kukla

Paul is at the NHL’s media event in Detroit (for which we’re hosting the live video feed on the previous post). 

This post will be an open forum from the event, to add photos he sends in and links to audio he’ll be posting on NHL.com later today. 

Updates will be added below throughout the day, with Wings stuff coming in first since the Penguins aren’t yet available.  To start, I’ve put up a couple screenshots from video he’s shot today so far…

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Not-So-Gentlemanly Behavior

From Brian Christ at the ABQ Journal.com,

One of the most revered traditions in sports is the handshake ceremony after each Stanley Cup playoff series, when the bloodied warriors on each team line up to offer congratulations to their foes for a job well done. Sportsmanship at its greatest.

  It’s just seems incomprehensible, though, how guys who had just been knocking the pus out of each other can all of a sudden start hobnobbing. For me, it’s not uncommon to hold a grudge against someone who takes 3 minutes to heat a pile of rice in the office microwave.

  So, is this on-ice glad-handing genuine?

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Note: Accessing the complete text of the article above may present obstacles to some readers, so I’ve taken the liberty of reproducing the relevant excerpt below the “continue reading” link

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  Tags: brian+propp, chris+chelios, martin+brodeur, playoffs, rob+blake

The Chelios Report

Chris Chelios made his weekly appearance on WDFN in Detroit this afternoon and talked Avs, Preds and Avs again.

Listen here or visit the Stoney and Wojo podcast page at WDFN...

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Clean Living Pays Off

From Greg Beacham at the AP (via USA Today):

When Roenick postponed retirement for another Stanley Cup run, he also gave up alcohol for the year. Roenick doesn’t have a drinking problem, yet the 38-year-old forward partly credits his teetotaling for his remarkable resurgence this season, capped by a spectacular Game 7 that sent the Sharks onward to face the Dallas Stars in the second round.

“I think that has a lot to do with it - clean living and making sure that my body is fresh, that there’s no toxins in it,” said Roenick, who had two goals and two assists. “A healthy mind will create a healthy body, and the San Jose Sharks have allowed me to have a healthy mind. I haven’t felt this good in maybe 10 or 15 years, since I was a kid. I feel like I did when I played in Chicago, before Philly and Phoenix, way back when.”


On a similar topic, AskMen.com currently has a feature article on Chris Chelios online, looking at the customized workout routine that keeps him nearly “bulletproof” at the age of 45.

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Chelios Out With Leg Injury

from Mlive,

The Red Wings are listing defenseman Chris Chelios as day-to-day with a contusion in his right leg and a small chip in his fibula, but say that he could be out for several days. Chelios, who was receiving treatment at General Motors Place in Vancouver Saturday morning, is walking with a limp and said he’s in a lot of pain.

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Morning Line

Chris Chelios via the Detroit Free Press,

“I think our biggest issue ... is getting some more exposure to our game, and I think we just signed a three-year deal with Versus. ... We need a better TV contract, more exposure on TV, and we’re not getting that. It’s not going to hurt for a team to go over to Europe for some of the stars to be seen over there. But our problem is in the U.S., selling buildings out and exposing the game.”

more on the Wings…

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