Age is the obvious issue here, but think about the positives he would have in the locker room. This team lacks leadership and an identity, not to mention a capable point man on the power play.
Chelios could provide all of this, and at a reasonable price. Think of the impact he would have on Staal alone. And although he is not the player he once was, he is far from a below average defenseman, and the Rangers have over paid for a few of these types lately, who are over a decade younger than Chelly
glad to see the ranger fans on this board are smarter then other places .. i cant tell ya how infuriating it was to hear all those ''mess can still help in a limited role'' or ''leetch's game was effected when gbeukeboom left '' etc.. it was never that they were olds and out of shape , which is chris chelios
chelios lasted this long because he was the real leader of the team and didnt have to face much defensive zone pressure because detroit usually dominated with puck posession, he'd be a nightmare anywhere else .. at least thats my opinion