Red Wings' Chelios has no plans to retire

 

Forty-seven-year-old Chris Chelios has played in only six of Detroit's 22 playoff games this spring, but he has no plans to retire after this season.

 
 
 

Forty-seven-year-old Chris Chelios has played in only six of Detroit's 22 playoff games this spring, but he has no plans to retire after this season.

"Yeah (I plan on playing), but whether I do or not is another question," Chelios said. "I really have been enjoying this. This is one of the greatest teams I've been associated with in my career - skill level and great group of guys. It's been a fun ride. Obviously, you want to play, but I completely understand it. We're where we want to be and I'm where I want to be."

Chelios has basically served as an insurance policy this season playing in only 28 regular-season games and spending a lot of time working with the Red Wings' younger defencemen.

League's PR disaster: The NHL's U.S. broadcasting partner NBC has managed to alienate both sets of fans in the Stanley Cup final.

The network killed plans to show Game 6 on big screens at both Mellon and Joe Louis arenas citing diminished ratings concerns.

"I don't understand the dynamics of that at all," Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. "We're supposed to be selling the game."

The NHL defended NBC's move, saying it had the right to prevent arena or mass screenings of their games in their contract with the league.

Penguins fans tried to orchestrate a grassroots campaign to broadcast the game outside of Mellon Arena.

 
 
 
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