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.
While “dial 911″ has become something of a rallying cry between Montreal and the Bruins in the weeks since Zdeno Chara’s hit on Max Pacioretty last month, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has been assured that Chara won’t face undue scrutiny from the Quebec authorities.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien said Zdeno Chara was just given a day off today from practice. He expects the captain to be in the lineup Saturday against Atlanta.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara didn’t practice today at TD Garden with the rest of his teammates.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien did his best “Baghdad Bob” impersonation tonight after his team’s loss to Toronto at TD Garden.
BOSTON – Although he’d never toot his own horn as a leading candidate for this season’s Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman, Bruins blueliner Zdeno Chara admitted tonight he’s been keeping tabs on what some of his positional counterparts have been doing all season.
No Bruins player had more attention heaped on him entering last week than Zdeno Chara.
Now that the last Bruins-Montreal game of the regular season is in the rear-view mirror, maybe everyone can turn the page on Zdeno Chara’s season from the Max Pacioretty hit to what are some impressive numbers.
BOSTON — The folks up in Montreal think there’s a criminal skating through these recent games for the Bruins, but the only one who’s committed a dishonest act is Mark Recchi.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins PR personnel made it clear as soon as availability began today that Zdeno Chara would not answer any questions pertaining to the hit on Max Pacioretty March 8 in Montreal.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Some 15 minutes before the official start time of Bruins practice today at Ristuccia Arena, captain Zdeno Chara made his way onto the ice surface.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins captain Zdeno Chara missed today’s practice at Ristuccia Arena with flu-like symptoms, according to head coach Claude Julien.
Julie said that Chara had been playing sick the couple games and felt dehydrated, so the doctors thought it best to have him get some rest.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — While recovering defensemen Andrew Ference and Steven Kampfer practiced with the Bruins today, Zdeno Chara did not.
No immediate reason for Chara’s absence was available. I will update later.
BOSTON — Zdeno Chara was finally back on the ice tonight for a hockey game less than 48 hours after his controversial hit on Max Pacioretty in Montreal.
BOSTON — While it might be no consolation to Montreal forward Max Pacioretty while he’s recovering from a fractured vertebrae and a severe concussion, Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara feels bad his hit caused such damage.