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Chris Chelios Not Pursuing Red Wings Assistant Job

In the search for a new assistant coach, the Detroit Red Wings have had a lot of potential candidates thrown about. A lot of former Detroit players are obviously in the mix, with Chris Chelios being a favorite name put out since the job opened on Monday.

According to though, Chelios will not be pursuing the open assistant job:

"I hope to find a position like that in my future, but right now I’m content with having that freedom of going to see my sons play,'' Chelios said. "I think I’m two years away from actually taking a full-time job again.''

The 50 year old former Wing is currently an advisor with the team. He could perhaps get a job later on in his career with the Wings in a coaching capacity when another opening comes around. The search for a new assistant coach will continue without Chelios as a candidate, but the Wings have no shortage of former greats to look at past him.

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