VANCOUVER – At 6-foot-9, Zdeno Chara is supposed to be a haul to move and impossible to see around down low on the Bruins’ power play.
VANCOUVER — Either Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo is trying to convince the Bruins they’re not getting any benefit from having Zdeno Chara parked in front on the power play because that alignment is bothering him, or maybe putting the captain at the top of the crease isn’t the best idea Boston’s coaching staff has had.
BOSTON — In the tradition of the 2001-02 New England Patriots, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara wanted to publicly declare that this season’s team is a singular unit with no player above another.
BOSTON — Maybe there have been too many questions to the Bruins about how they’re going to contain Tampa Bay’s star-studded forward corps and not enough credit given to a group of Boston blueliners led by a Norris Trophy winner.
BOSTON — If Zdeno Chara felt the like he did last week over the course of the 2010-11 season, there’s no way he could’ve produced a season worthy of the Norris Trophy.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara logged more than 26 minutes of ice time in Monday night’s Game 3 victory over Montreal at the Bell Centre some three days after he was hospitalized for dehydration.
MONTREAL — Late this morning I joked that Bruins captain Zdeno Chara’s decision not to speak to the media after his team’s morning skate at the Bell Centre meant he was going to do his talking with his play — if he played.
MONTREAL — Zdeno Chara is listed as in for tonight’s Game 3 with Montreal on the official game sheet.
The Bruins captain missed Game 2 Saturday.
MONTREAL — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara looked like his jolly old self on the ice this morning — smiling and chatting with teammates before and during drills.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien offered this “update” today at TD Garden on defenseman Zdeno Chara, who missed Saturday’s Game 2 against Montreal with dehydration.
BOSTON – Maybe this was the reverse Willis Reed.
BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was the second player to take the ice behind starting goaltender Tim Thomas for tonight’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Montreal.
But he will not play tonight.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien offered this update on captain Zdeno Chara this morning:
“He got treated for a little bit of dehydration and that’s basically all there is to that. Until our medical staff tells me he can’t go, he’s in tonight.”
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is still the subject of a criminal investigation in Montreal stemming from his hit on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty March 8 at the Bell Centre.
Normally today’s the day I fill out my NHL Awards ballot and submit it to Ernst & Young to be counted among the ballots of other voting members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.