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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Chelios humor

Although Chicago is his hometown, south-sider Chris Chelios is booed here as he is booed in most enemy rinks.

"I think it's all those north-siders who are booing me," joked Chelios, who turns 47 later this month. "That's the way it is here. You've got the White Sox, the Cubs and that divides the city a little bit. It's all in good fun."

Chelios first went to a Cubs game with his uncle and father in the late-60s when Ron Santo and Billy Williams ruled the north side.

In the summer of 2003, Chelios took rookie Henrik Zetterberg and Nicklas Lidstrom to a Cubs game and other north-side stops. Where did he take them?

"Murphy's (Bleachers bar) … Wrigley ... Murphy's again," said Chelios with a laugh. "I think Nick Lidstrom was part of that too. I'll throw him under the bus. That was Henrik's first year in the league. You have to come experience this."


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