Chelios coming to Toronto -- for AHL game

GARY LOEWEN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 8:22 AM ET

Which one of these soap operas will last longer:

Jon and Kate Plus Eight, or Elin and Tiger Plus 10 ... and counting?

Chelly good fellow

The Chicago Wolves’ Brian Sipotz says his favourite hockey player as a kid was Chris Chelios.

Now, roughly two decades later, the two defencemen are teammates.

Chelios, a month shy of his 48th birthday, is riding the buses in the AHL, hoping for another crack at an NHL job.

He’s scheduled to suit up for the Wolves tomorrow night against the Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum — one extra reason to take in an AHL game.

The Chicago native is 17 games into a 25-game contract. He has 10 points to lead Wolves defencemen, and is a plus-9.

“I know when it’s time to quit,” Chelios told Melissa Isaacson of ESPN Chicago. “I’m not going to go embarrass myself or the team.”

He hasn’t yet. His much younger teammates marvel at how Chelios has maintained his stamina and most of his skills.

It was 20 years ago that Chelios won his first of three Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenceman. Coincidentally, three of his teammates were born the same year, 1989.

Chelios was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981. Not sayin’ he’s old, but at the time the Maple Leafs Cup drought was only 14.

Visiting Tiger

Breaking news from sportspickle.com, live at the scene at Tiger Woods’ Florida home: Uniformed man seen making delivery to Tiger Woods' residence. Divorce papers? Bomb? Wait ... no. It was his mail.

Harem scare ’em

“I hope (Elin Nordegren) takes him to the cleaners,” reader Steve Hall says in an e-mail he circulated to a number of people, regarding Tiger Woods’ transgressions.

“The other week I turn on the telly, and there it says, ‘Tiger Woods is in a serious car crash.’ Well, not two weeks later Tiger Woods IS in serious trouble!”

To which Alex Hindmarch of Q107 replied cheekily: “I slept with him as well. It’s been eating me up for two weeks.”

Bundchen munchkin

His wife, Gisele Bundchen, has given birth to a son, Tom Brady confirmed yesterday.

Brady called it a “wonderful experience in my life” but, hey, there’s a game to play on Sunday.

“Let’s talk football,” the New England Patriots quarterback said at a news conference after fielding a few questions on the birth.

“As a captain and leader of this team, the last thing they need from me is to be really not focused on the job at hand.”

Sure, Tom, leave the feeding and the diapers and the 3 a.m. wakeup calls to that other team — Gisele and the nannies.

gary.loewen@sunmedia.ca


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