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The Old Man and The (Frozen) Sea

Just a quick post to wish Detroit Red Wing Chris Chelios a very happy 46th birthday!  

The man is the epitomy of athleticism.  Don't believe me?  The dude works out all year round and some say he's in better shape than guys in the league who are half his age.  Cheli is the oldest US-born player and second-oldest player in NHL history.  

Because I'm such a geek, I think it's awesome that this is his 24th year in the league and he wears number 24.  *giggles*  That kind of dorky trivia make me giddy.  Other interesting (to me at least) tidbits:

(1)  24 NHL seasons rank 3rd all-time--tied with Alex Delvecchio and Tim Horton (yes, THE Tim Horton).

(2)  First player in NHL history to play 400 games for three different teams (Montreal, Chicago and Detroit).

(3)  1,592 games played leads all active players and 8th all-time

(4)  This season he has an opportunity to move past R. Borque (7th-1,612) and L. Murphy (6th-1,615) on the all-time games played list.

I came across two really great articles about Cheli online.  One is from
Foxsports.net and the other one is from Guardian Unlimited, a U. K. news site.  I love how his own teammates call him a "freak of nature".  Yeah, I'd agree with that!
 
                                                                                 
                 

Okay...I'll quit boring you all now.                                                  


Not related to the topic at hand, but I'm also making chicken soup tonight.  Yum!

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whimsywinx
Jan. 26th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Hockey-dork!
raputathebuta
Jan. 26th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
*grins* Do you suppose I should put H.D. after my name...like it's a degree or something? Like an M.HD...Masters of Hockey Dorkage?

So, are you "off-duty" now? When's the next time you come to Detroit?
whimsywinx
Jan. 26th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
P.H.D - Persistent Hockey Dork? Perpetual Hockey Dorkage? (I'd say this is me on a martini, but I suspect this is sober me, too.)

Waiting for Psych.

I have no idea when I'm back in Detroit. Cleveland is on the schedule. So is Kalamazoo. But I hear Chicago is lovely in the fall . . .
psychoactivtoad
Jan. 26th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
I was bored until I saw the picture.
raputathebuta
Jan. 26th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
Hee! I wish I could find some better pics of his TOTALLY ROCKIN' BOD, but alas...that's probably the best one out there.
oceantriana
Jan. 28th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
*snorts*
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