Chicago Blackhawks Debate Time: Brent Sopel vs. Chris Chelios

Posted: 25th October 2009 by TAB BAMFORD in NHL
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Whoáwould be betteráon the Blackhawks' blue line: Brent Sopel or Chris Chelios? Brent Sopel DOB: 01/07/1977áá áHt: 6'2" áá Wt: 205ááá 10 years of NHL experience Drafted sixth round (140th overall) by Vancouver in 1995 Current team: Chicago Blackhawks Sopel is a 32-year old defensive man who is trying to make it on one of the youngest rosters in the NHL. He missed most of the 2008-09 season with an injury, but has come back to be the sixth blue liner on the Hawks' roster. His offensive game does not exist, and his contributions are minimal. Through nine games played (Saturday, Oct. 24), Sopel has recorded just nine shots on goal, zero points, and is minus three for the season. His puck handling is mediocre, his passing is suspect, and he looks like a European pedophi ...

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