Old man time...er...Chris Chelios named Team USA Captain

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  1. Dolemite

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    Disgusting. That piece of *** shouldn't even be on the team. :shakehead
     
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    Why?
     
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    Cheli is playing better now then he did pre the last Olympics. He'll offer good leadership and be an excellent pk guy for USA. I still don't think they'll even come close to the Silver they got in 2002, but Cheli will play his part.
     
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    Yup. But the team still is sub par compared to the other teams in the tournament.
     
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    More importantly, why did he call Chelios a piece of ***? :dunno:
     
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    FYI, the oldest players in Olympic mens hockey history are Bela Ordody (Hungary) and Alfred Steinke (Germany). Both were goalies in the 1928 tournament.

    If Chelios makes it to Vancouver in 2010, he will tie them....
     
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    Well you can rule out him not being a Wings fan.
     
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    I can understand giving Chelios the captaincy. I'm not too partial to the guy (I personally think that he's a total @$$--if you want any proof just google the words "Chris Chelios ***hole") but he is longest tenured guy and supposedly a good leader.
     
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    Will his walker get the "C" too?
     
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    No he's not. In 2001-02, he finished second for the Norris Trophy to Niklas Lidstrom and had his best season since winning the Norris in 1996. He's playing his best hockey since the great comeback year in 2002, but he's not playing better than that year.

    Right pick for the C. Like him or not, he's one of the top 10 defencemen in the history of the game, and a strong locker room presence. He can still be a big factor defensively and physically, and few are better at getting under the opponents skin. Right (and probably the only) choice for the C.
     
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    Still waiting for that explanation...........
     
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    Something to do with the previous Olympic scandal involving Chelios I bet.
     
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    You mean where Chelios wrote a personal check to pay for the hotel damage when it was widely understood that he had nothing to do with it? People can dog Chelios all they want, but he's a fierce competitor and a great leader. He's also playing pretty well Detroit this year as well.
     
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    Exactly! I surmised the "Hotel Thrashing Incident" maybe had something to do with the "Chelios is a piece of ****" comment, however since Chelios really didn't have anything to do with that, I still couldn't understand the reasoning for calling him that. So, basically, I wanted a reason from the person who stated it.
     
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    I agree 100%
     
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    yeah, why would you want some upstart like Chelios for players to look up to?

    all he ever did was play for his country in the 84 Olympics.

    oh yeah, and then the Canada Cup that same year.
    oh, and then for the NHL all-stars in the Rendez-Vous series in 87, and for the US in the Canada Cup later that year.

    and then he anchored the defense in the 91 Canada Cup and in the victorious 96 "World" Cup when the Americans showed up the Canucks.

    and then he played the same in 98 Olympics and for the Silver medal team in 02, oh, and into the final-4 at the World Cup in 04.

    and just because he's played in every single game this season, in his, um, 23rd consecutive year . . .

    hard to imagine why they'd pick a guy who's only played against the best in the world in 9 different major tournments.
     
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    Did you just call him a piece of ***? Heh.
     
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    You embarrass yourself with that comment.
     
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    Basically, I flat out can't stand the guy. Sure, hating the Wings is part of the reason, but I disliked Chelios before he went to Detroit. Don't you have players you just can't stand? Well, Chelios is mine. The worst part is having guys like him and Tkachuk on Team USA means I have to ROOT for them. :rant: The fact that he is the captain (AGAIN!) makes it that much worse.
     
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    Wow, really mature explanation :shakehead
     
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    I'll bet you there's a lot of players on the US team that don't like him during the NHL season, either. But when they're all pulling towards one common goal, players of all nationalities put their differences aside. Try to look at it this way: If a guy who regularly gets hacked and whacked by Chelios can deal with it, surely you, a mere fan, can too.

    Or maybe you don't want the US to field the best team possible.
     
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