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05-04-2004, 08:07 PM
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Did Chelios look 42 years old?

8 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point, +1, 4 pm's and 14 total sog's.

I still think he's better than 75% of NHL defenseman

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He is old and should just retire. But he plays like he is about 38... He has no legs under him but had an awesome career.

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Well, you have to look at other things like icetime, who he was playing against, and what his role was. I didn't watch him so I don't know how he looked.

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Well, you have to look at other things like icetime, who he was playing against, and what his role was. I didn't watch him so I don't know how he looked.
He played alright. Not worth 6 million a year but he can still play in the NHL. The Chelios-Hatcher pairing looked ok in the first 2 games against the Flames. Then Chelios got hurt and Hatcher's lack of skating ability was exposed.

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He still looked better than Fischer and didn't cough up the puck as often as Hatcher.

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He still looked better than Fischer and didn't cough up the puck as often as Hatcher.

Agreed, he was one of Detroit's bettter defenseman. Now that's not saying a whole lot, but he wasn't a problem like Fischer, Hatcher and a few others were.

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Man, to me he looked like he was about 60.... also, when did he change his name to Derian Hatcher?

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The issue is not whether he looked OK in the playoffs at age 42, but how he will look as old as age 44 by the time the NHL starts up again, training without having game situations. My guess is that he just retires.

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athletes take better care of themselves these days

chelios looks same now as he did when he was 30

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chelios looks same now as he did when he was 30
I'll tell you what, Chelios sure doesn't contribute on the ice at 42 the way he did at 30. That's for sure.

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You could really tell that the team missed him after he went down. I dont think he is worth the money that he makes. But I still think he can play the game better than alot of other younger defensmen.

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You could really tell that the team missed him after he went down. I dont think he is worth the money that he makes. But I still think he can play the game better than alot of other younger defensmen.
and still gets under the opposing teams skin as well as anyone else.

Now if only he could learn something about sportsmanship.........

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Agreed, he was one of Detroit's bettter defenseman. Now that's not saying a whole lot, but he wasn't a problem like Fischer, Hatcher and a few others were.
Lidstrom, Schneider, Woolley, Rivers, Dandenault and Chelios all looked pretty good. Fischer was awful this season and Hatcher had difficulty because he was just coming off a long injury.

I think both Fischer and Hatcher will have something to prove next season, and haev good years. (Hopefully)

I think the Wings D will be even stronger next season (whenever that is)...They have to start re-tooling their offense though, they really need to add some size up front...players that play with grit and determination...because that's what was missing from the Wings these last 2 playoffs.

Go Wings.

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I'd like to see Chelios in a team like Columbus or Atlanta etc, to see how he plays without 3 other Norris Trophy caliber defensemen ahead of him. I think the offense has left him, but the defense is still there and he's got to be one hell of a presence on the ice for young players to look up too.. Of course, at that price it'll never happen.

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