Let's hope Hawks GM Dale Tallon is just trying to say the right things when he is asked about the team's possible interest in Chris Chelios.
Tallon said he might call Chelios when free agency starts, but do the Hawks really need to add a 47-year-old defenseman to what already is a very good blue line? No, they don't.
The Hawks do need a defenseman, but it should be a big, physical, stay-at-home guy such as Francois Beauchemin.
Chelios wanted out of town 10 years ago when things were turning bad. Now the Hawks are Stanley Cup contenders and they should be thinking about getting better and taking the next step, not bringing back former greats who are way past their prime.
I like Cheli a lot, and he would come cheap, but it's best he goes and plays somewhere else.