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Chelios getting closer to an NHL bench?

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08:28 AM ET 12.18 | Once notorious for lockout comments he made what seem like a lifetime ago, Chris Chelios is still pretty close to NHL hockey, helping coach the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids. The official title Chelios has with the Red Wings is adviser to hockey operations, which has encompassed coaching the Griffins; scouting; providing input to general manager Ken Holland and assistant GM Jim Nill on personnel issues; and doing community work, such as last week's Salvation Army bell-ringing drive. But these days, he's spending more time coaching. ... Chelios even admits it's getting to the point where he can envision himself as a head coach one day, probably at the NHL level rather than the minor leagues or college.

The Detroit News

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December 18, 2012  09:11 AM ET

There appears to be something out of sorts with the above picture!

December 18, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

There appears to be something out of sorts with the above picture!

could it be that funky sweater?

December 18, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

could it be that funky sweater?

vintage nostalgia, that jersey joing the likes of other wintage gems such as the whalers, the california golden seals, cleveland barons, atlanta flames, colorado rockies, kc scouts...

December 18, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

vintage nostalgia, that jersey joing the likes of other wintage gems such as the whalers, the california golden seals, cleveland barons, atlanta flames, colorado rockies, kc scouts...

Say what you want about expansion/relocation but the Whalers, Rockies and Scouts had beautiful unis...

December 18, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

could it be that funky sweater?

or that he's not abusing anybody?

December 18, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

There appears to be something out of sorts with the above picture!

It's a 'one of a kind.'

December 18, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Say what you want about expansion/relocation but the Whalers, Rockies and Scouts had beautiful unis...

agreed...I have a Whalers' and a Scouts' jersey.
looking to get a few olde WHA's next

December 18, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Say what you want about expansion/relocation but the Whalers, Rockies and Scouts had beautiful unis...

absolutely, especially the whalers. amazing unis.

December 18, 2012  09:52 AM ET

chelios has like 100 years of hockey wisdom, it only seems natural to bring himin on a coaching squad

December 18, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

absolutely, especially the whalers. amazing unis.

I miss the Golden Seals turquoise edition sweaters.

December 18, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

agreed...I have a Whalers' and a Scouts' jersey.looking to get a few olde WHA's next

Always liked the Fighting Saints, Stingers, Cougars and the Bulls/Toros...even the Calgary Cowboys with the simple hat was a beauty!

December 18, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

There appears to be something out of sorts with the above picture!

Yep. It appears Ilya Kovalchuk donated his old Thrashers digs to Chelios before moving on to NJ.

December 18, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Yep. It appears Ilya Kovalchuk donated his old Thrashers digs to Chelios before moving on to NJ.

are here still any chelios blackhawks jerseys in circulation?

December 18, 2012  10:26 AM ET

If nothing else, any team he coaches will be tougher than all the other teams.

December 18, 2012  10:30 AM ET

He looked good in a Habs uni as well.

December 18, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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are here still any chelios blackhawks jerseys in circulation?

most certainly foil..... I was at a hawks/wings game last year and saw a shoving match between two guys each wearing a Chelli jersey....one a Wings and one a BHawks.... both guys like 50 yrs old and about 40 lbs overweight....funny as hell

December 18, 2012  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He looked good in a Habs uni as well.

still got my chelios habs jersey from my childhood!

December 18, 2012  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

still got my chelios habs jersey from my childhood!

Must be a tight fit by now.

December 18, 2012  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Must be a tight fit by now.

LOL anything from my childhood wouldn't even be close.

 
December 18, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

most certainly foil..... I was at a hawks/wings game last year and saw a shoving match between two guys each wearing a Chelli jersey....one a Wings and one a BHawks.... both guys like 50 yrs old and about 40 lbs overweight....funny as hell

How childish is that. Ambulance waiting outside.

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