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Chris Chelios pounded beers on bench after Mike Babcock benched him at Winter Classic

Lace up the skates and crack open a few beers.

It's a rite of passage when a player gets benched in front of his hometown friends and family during an outdoor NHL game.

Wait, what?

That's exactly what ex-Detroit Red Wings star Chris Chelios says happened during the 2009 Winter Classic, after being benched by ever-scrutinized coach Mike Babcock at Wrigley Field in Chelios' hometown of Chicago.