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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cheli to work with US in '10 Olympics

Although no role has been specified, it appears that Chris Chelios will be part of the off-ice team for the United States at the 2010 Olympics, according to ESPN.

Captain America

Chelios, of course, is one of the best ... if not, the best ... American hockey players ever. His role in the tremendous 1996 World Cup of Hockey championship cannot be understated. It was the pinnacle of American hockey internationally. (No, I'm not forgetting 1980. But in 1996, the U.S. had top-level NHL players and beat all comers. In 1980, no NHL players ... Gretzky, Dionne, Trottier, Clarke, Lafleur, etc. ... were at the Olympics.) In 1996, all the best hockey players in the world were at the World Cup and America beat everyone.


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