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Chris Chelios informs the Bruins’ broadcasters that the press box is a checking zone

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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stonehands-78's avatar


love it!

Cheli is true hockey stuff


Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/28/13 at 11:23 AM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Happy thanksgiving George, thanks for all your hard work! Although I hardly read every word you post, I notice a huge gap when TMR is not being regularly updated!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 11/28/13 at 12:03 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Oops wrong thread - happy thanksgiving anyway haha

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 11/28/13 at 12:04 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Ha…say what you want about the pompous broadcasting of NESN…they know their hockey and have a good time.

Oh Jack…if Lidstrom was coming you wouldn’t know until he was already past.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 11/28/13 at 02:14 PM ET

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