The NEW YORK TIMES reports that Chris Chelios…

The NEW YORK TIMES reports that Chris Chelios, Derian Hatcher, Bryan Smolinski and Sean Avery are currently playing for the UHL Motor City Mechanics in Detroit.

Chelios said there’s been "a lot of talk that we might merge with the WHA." Chelios also "hoped to encourage players to join a rival league next season."

One small detail: The WHA doesn’t currently exist.