Zdeno Chara: Will there be interest in other teams as Bruins?

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  1. LEAFANFORLIFE23 Registered User

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    I'd be happy with it what better mentor for a guy like Sandin than Chara?

    You can do worse than Chara on the 3rd pair
     
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    Maybe, but I'll never fault a guy for taking the bag.

    In this hypothetical, Bruins can MAYBE offer a mil with bonuses up to 2, maybe. Then again if he waits it out maybe the Bruins can't offer him a dime : OR, another team offering him an easy workload on the third pair/pk and a guaranteed 2 mil, right now.
     
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    I would do the same on the Jets with him.
     
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    I cant see any NHL not wanting him. Of course depends on contract demands but absolutely would be wanted.
    Devils looking for another D and are looking for exactly what Chara is . Of course they prefer a young player to bring in long term but on a one year deal I could see Fitz offerign him a contract for sure. Just a minor detail though , why would Chara want to play on the Devils...
    He would get a lot of icetime and play higher up in the lineup than most teams but playoffs are almost a given to not happen .
     
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    yup. Still a PK and 5v5 beast. 3:05 PK/gm last year, 65% d-zone start,+26 and 39 ESGA. Also was top 10 in defensive point shares

    His offense and puck handling are gone, but still just as good in his own zone as before
     
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    He could basically pick his contending team if he were willing to take a minimal salary. He's made 100 million in his career, so taking one more run on a cheap deal isn't too far fetched. Still plays 20+ minutes a night with 2/3rds D zone starts. He will be an asset wherever he plays this season.
     
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    You're not exactly making a strong point since 2 of those guys have been there for less than 1 full week. :huh:
     
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    Chara needs to retire wearing the black and yellow, PERIOD.
     
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    1 year deal in Toronto so we can see him paste Marchand into the boards. :D
     
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    $1m x 1 year deal to win another cup in Colorado. :thumbu:

    Toews --- Makar
    Girard --- Johnson
    Graves --- Chara
    Cole

    He has limited mobility, but he can still do a very good job with 70% DZ starts including anchoring the top PK unit with Johnson.
     
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    Damn, Graves really that good?
     
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    Leafs interested but Jeremy Jacobs and his contacts at league offices have to be included. Otherwise Leafs would be killing an extra 500 PIM a year. And that's just for his crosschecking.
     
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    Lol, I was deliberating about which one of Graves or Chara would play on their off hand and guess I forgot to change the other name back :laugh:

    Maybe we'd just play Toews on the right though seeing as he's done that before to good effect. Not bad either ;)

    Graves --- Makar
    Girard --- Toews
    Chara --- Johnson
    Cole
     
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    Chara would never be able to catch Marchand to hit him. That's a common misconception about his game nowadays - that he brings a physical presence. He doesn't. He's too slow to hit anybody in a meaningful way.

    Basically all he's good for now is eating up space deep in the defensive zone, with a long reach that can poke check plays apart.
     
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    He's mean in front of the net and can play the PK. That's exactly what the Avs need right now.
     
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    Perhaps the GM that brought him to Boston will sign him but I think he wants a contender which is something the Rangers won’t be for atleast 3 years
     
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    Chara can still be extremely effective in situational usage - i.e. exclusively defensive zone starts and penalty killing, cut back on regular 5v5 minutes to save him for the PK. Cassidy was sort of using him that way in the playoffs this year. And going forward he should be getting games off, no back-to-backs, extra rest days, etc.

    I'd hate to see him go elsewhere, and I think we eventually bring him back.
     
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    I'd like him for Detroit.

    Detroit could sign him for a year, and then hire him for a scouting position.
     
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    But the Bruins won't say no. Seems like a faulty premise here. Why on earth would the Bruins say no? Aren't they just waiting out the Debrusk/Grzelcyk/ufa situation to see just how much remains to offer him? Mutually. Either way, they'll sign him. Just remains to be seen if it's $1M, $1.5M, whatever.
    :dunno:
     
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    He's basically what we wish Cole was. Big, strong in front of the net, and great at PKing.
     
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    Sabres will pull another surprise, he loves Krueger, like Hall. Ralph will sell him on a pairing with Risto and revamped culture, guy could sell ice to the eskimos.

    because why not?

    2020'd
     
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    Cole does have a good cross check to the back though. Referees agree with this.
     
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    Ugh, don't remind me. That cross check that led to the 5-on-3 against when we were up 2-0 in game 2 that let Dallas back in the game was beyond idiotic. Yes it was also a dive by Perry, but as a "veteran" Cole surely has to be expecting that and be smarter about it.
     
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    Sabres with the Krueger connection should 100% be interested.
     
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    Doesn't really matter how long they've been here. Their contracts are nowhere near that description.
     

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