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by George Malik on 11/28/13 at 05:39 AM ET
NESN posted quite the pre-game video of one Red Wings executive and Hockey Hall of Famer informing Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley that, at least in one respect, Wednesday night's 6-1 win over the Boston Bruins was worthy of the NBCSN "Rivalry Night" tag even prior to puck drop--because one does not get in the way of a former hard-charging defenseman and his perch in Joe Louis Arena's cramped, one-row press box:
I adore Chris Chelios as a former Red Wings player, as an executive and as a salt-of-the-earth person, but I can certainly tell you that if you have been identified as a member of the media, and he doesn't know you, he doesn't trust you, or he simply has somewhere to go, he'll do just what he did to Edwards and Brickley--walk right past you and look right through you.
Or sometimes it's the other way around, and I've come pretty close to taking a Chelios check more than once because the man all but literally runs the gauntlet of digital sound recorders when he spots them and those that hold them looking for a "quote."
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