Found January 29, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Red Wings executive Chris Chelios has been mentoring the organization's top defensive prospects for some time now, and over the past two seasons, he's begun to help the Grand Rapids Griffins' coaches hold practice on increasingly regular bases. This week, Chelios is taking partin Wayne Gretzky's fantasy hockey camp in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he spoke to NHL.com's Dan Rosen about his desire to eventually make coaching his full-time job, despite currently spending his time learning managerial ropes in the hockey operations category: "Basically, I'm learning how to coach," Chelios told NHL.com Tuesday from the 11th annual Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp. Chelios, who turned 51 last week, works primarily with the defensemen for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate. His title is Advisor to Hockey Operations, but he sees himself as an on-ice coach, a helping hand to first-year coach Jeff Blashill. "I spend ...
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