Sunday, April 29, 2007

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."

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At 11:02 p.m., April 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a ranger fan on long island i'll make a trip to the mausoleum once or twice a year to see a good visiting team. this year i went and saw the wings. had a seat right on the glass, unusual for me, and i was really amazed by how good chelios still is. i think it's down to how he can still skate. the crafty veteran thing helped of course but his quickness got him out of trouble often and he could always keep the puck moving.
and the isles blew a 3-0 3d period lead and lost in ot. woo hoo


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