Zdeno Chara

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Ryan Hannable
March 28, 2018 - 10:20 am
Zdeno Chara will be a Boston Bruin for at least one more season. On Wednesday morning, the team announced it has signed the 41-year-old defenseman to a one-year contract extension worth $5 million, plus an additional $1.75 million in performance-based incentives. This is Chara's 20th NHL season,...
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Ty Anderson
February 21, 2018 - 5:37 am
The 40-year-old Zdeno Chara, less than a month away from turning 41, is turning back the clock for the borderline unbeatable Bruins. And it’s honestly been nothing short of absurd. His latest throwback performance? Oh, you know, just your casual complete shutdown of the game’s reigning MVP and most...
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Ty Anderson
February 03, 2018 - 5:17 pm
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will hit the ice for the 1,400th game of his NHL career when the Bruins square off against the Maple Leafs tonight at TD Garden. To put the seemingly forever-underrated Chara’s longevity into perspective, consider this: The other seven defensemen on the Bruins roster have...
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Ty Anderson
January 25, 2018 - 2:59 pm
It’s amazing to think that rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy’s abnormal heart rhythm, which required a procedure expected to keep the 20-year-old Calder candidate out for another week-plus, has already led to an abnormal rhythm within the B’s defense corps. With McAvoy out for Tuesday’s 3-2 win over...
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Ty Anderson
January 01, 2018 - 6:14 am
Happy New Year’s Day. Also known as Happy Making Promises You’re Gonna Break Day. Did you already burn your resolution to the ground with some 2 a.m. fast food or drinking? The gym is probably open today, but who has the time? And trying to do legitimately anything in this weather? Waste. Of...
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Ty Anderson
October 14, 2017 - 11:48 pm
When the ship is going off course, you look to the captain to steer it back on track. And though the Bruins are an 82-game vessel and their journey is not even close to done, it was clear that something needed to change for this youth-heavy squad after two straight losses, a sleepy start to their...
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Ty Anderson
September 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm
Even at 40, Zdeno Chara has shown no signs of slowing down. Nor does he want to. Entering the final year of his current contract, which will pay him an insanely affordable $4 million, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney admitted that the team remains in discussions centered around extending the 6-...
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Ty Anderson
August 28, 2017 - 4:10 pm
Charlie McAvoy opened more than a few eyes when he made the jump from the NCAA to the AHL and then to the NHL Stanley Cup in a matter of just a few weeks last April. In six postseason tilts, the 19-year-old McAvoy led all B’s defenders with three assists, and finished with the second-highest time...
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Ty Anderson
August 02, 2017 - 1:15 pm
For a team that iced an almost unfathomable 10 defensemen in their first-round series loss to the Senators, the Bruins somehow seem awfully satisfied and strangely comfortable with an offseason that’s come with the loss of three defensemen -- one to Vegas expansion and two to free agency -- and the...
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The Penguins winning the Stanley Cup confirms that Claude Julien is a bad coach, or something. (Jean-Yves Ahern/USA Today Sports)
DJ Bean
June 13, 2016 - 8:56 am
Here is a vast overview of where the Bruins stand entering the offseason. It includes their cap situation, their trade chips and how they're best-suited to fill areas of need. This is a Dumb Takes edition of that. As we did entering the Stanley Cup Final , this is an estimation of the less-than-...
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