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05-23-2008, 12:08 PM
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Chelios was clearly immature in those days and the trade may have been part of the maturation process for him. We saw what type of an impact moving had on guys like Ribs, Hainsey, etc who also had some of these issues in their days in Montreal.
Would he ever have become less of a distraction had he remained part of the team.... How would his attitude have effected the all the young D like Schneider, Desjardin, Brisebois, Lefebvre, etc that were coming up at the time and grew to become a big part of that 93 team....
We never know what would have happened if the trade didn't go down. Maybe if we kept him we only have 23 Cups instead.... maybe with him we have 26.... who knows?? The answer is out there in some alternate universe i think.
Sports hypocrisy 101 tells us that the ammount of 'behavior' that teams tolerate with players is on a direct ratio with how well they perform. Be a wild child, but you'd better be good.
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