The famous “t’as fourré la femme du président” is also well launched. In short, we’re in for a treat on this slightly cooler Friday morning in Montreal.
But this morning, when we think of the world of music and the former NHL defenseman, it’s Eddie Vedder and the legendary band Pearl Jam that come to mind.
Yesterday, during a Pearl Jam show, Vedder took the time to announce to those present in the Chicago arena that the Hawks had made the decision to retire the former club defender’s number 7.
In a surprise announcement onstage during tonight’s Pearl Jam concert, Eddie Vedder revealed the Blackhawks will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios’ No. 7 jersey
What a moment! pic.twitter.com/ITo3AZowMf
– Blackhawks Talk (@NBCSBlackhawks) September 8, 2023
In terms of points, it’s really in Chicago that the Hall of Famer has enjoyed the biggest years of his career. In nine seasons, the defenseman racked up 487 points.
The Canadiens traded him to the Hawks at the age of 28. He played until the age of 48, after stints with the Blackhawks, the Red Wings… and seven games in Atlanta.
BREAKING: #Blackhawks to retire former captain Chris Chelios’ No. 7 jersey on Feb. 25, 2024 vs. Detroit.
The surprise news was delivered by Eddie Vedder during tonight’s Pearl Jam concert at the United Center: https://t.co/Cux9XJV6xk
– Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) September 8, 2023
With the club going nowhere (besides Connor Bedard, there’s not much positive surrounding the Hawks these days), seeing that such an initiative has been taken to keep fans happy is a good idea.
– Zdeno’s a machine. #Marathons
– New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) September 8, 2023
– Tough break.
Bad news for the Dodgers and for the MVP race. https://t.co/Qwmlilv6vh
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) September 8, 2023
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 8, 2023
– Nice mask.
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) September 8, 2023
– Kasperi Kapanen knows he made a mistake. He apologizes.
Kapanen: I made an unacceptable error in judgement and take full responsibility for my actions. I offer my apologies to my family, the Blues organization, my teammates and fans. I understand the severity of my mistake and am committed to doing everything I can to earn back trust.
– Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) September 8, 2023