Chris Chelios, the ageless wonder
Despite the fact he's run-up against some rather ridiculous travel woes, Eric Duhatschek has managed to file a mighty nice yarn on Detroit defenceman Chris Chelios today, one that gives you an idea just how he's managed to continue to be such an integral part of the Red Wings at age 45:
Sharks' winger Bill Guerin, a former teammate of Chelios's, calls him a physical "freak of nature," but says: "He works his ass off too. He loves the game more than anybody I know. He deserves all the accolades he gets, with what he's done in his career and the type of leader he's been.
"He's the best American player ever."