Cheli to work with US in '10 Olympics
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.