Grit, sandpaper, snarl and Mediterranean blood (something I know about), describe Chris Chelios and his style of play. For over 20 years he patrolled the blue line in a way we may not see too much of ever again. An American born player who won numerous Stanley Cups, a Gold Medal and Two Norris Trophies, Cheli was the type of player you hated….hated, to play against, but you loved him if he was on your team. An open ice hit, a check in the corner, a quick pass up ice, or a fight, Chris gave his all whenever his team needed it. He kept himself in better shape than many players half his age. His election to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame is well deserved. The HHOF is not far behind.
Your links after the jump.
News in Sunrise:
The Florida Panthers Foundation has announced an Executive Fitness Challenge. Team Website.
Florida Panther COO Michael Yormark with the latest addition of MY 360.
Around the NHL:
Chris Chelios leads a fine group of U.S. players into the U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame. NHL.com.
Craig MacTavish is back behind the bench as the head coach of the Chicago Wolves. TSN.ca.
Alex Frolov tells us about Sean Avery and his agitating ways. This does not surprise me. Pro Hockey Talk.
The arbitration hearing for Shea Weber is today. The city of Nashville has to be nervous. On The Forecheck.
I still say Alain Vigneault wears speedos. This almost confirms it. Orland Kurtenblog.
Jeff Marek started his new gig at Sportsnet yesterday. The debut edition of The Sheet.
Looking at the top 5 players per team and how they affect the cap. Eye On Hockey.
Kevin Allen makes some early season projections. USA Today.
The story behind the Versus name change. NHL.com.
Today’s video (a little too much Detroit flavour) is about Chris Chelios. Congrats on the U.S. Hall election.
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