Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer
Chris Chelios was preaching honesty as the best policy Thursday, the morning after a most bizarre night of hockey at the United Center.
The Blackhawks lost 3-2 to Colorado in triple overtime in the second-longest game ever played in Chicago, and they did so without Chelios, their fearless leader and the NHL's best defenseman.
Chelios wishes a better job had been done of explaining why he missed the important Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals, rather than let speculation and rumors run rampant until the game ended well past midnight.
At first, when Chelios wasn't around to start the game, it …