Red Wings defencemen Chris Chelios and Derian Hatcher along with forward Kris Draper are about to join the Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League. The news comes as negotiations between the NHL and the players association reach a critical point. The three Red Wings may even by joined by Kirk Maltby, who last played during the World Cup/Canada Cup last fall. With over 300 NHL players playing in other leagues (mostly in Europe), this latest move into the UHL has raised the ire of some hockey players and commentators. Kevin Kerr of the Flint Generals is the leading career goal scorer in the minor leagues and finds this action by highly paid National Hockey League players taking away jobs from minor leaguers, very hypocritical.