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Meh 

 

he’s a 43 year old bottom pairing D at this point.  Can’t blame the Bruins for cutting ties 

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He said he wanted to sign with super young talented team.    Isn’t Washington on the opposite end of that spectrum, unless it’s to team up with ovechkin.   
 

 

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55 minutes ago, Junkyard Dog said:

This just feels wrong. I love it. 

Perfect way of putting it.

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12 minutes ago, sassbs said:

He said he wanted to sign with super young talented team.    Isn’t Washington on the opposite end of that spectrum, unless it’s to team up with ovechkin.   
 

 

At 43 most players are young compared to him.

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Did NOT see that one coming.

 

Can you imagine if Lundqvist was playing - Ovi, Henrik and Chara on the same squad?

 

Confusing.. :D

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Damn - that Caps blueline.....is deep.

 

Carlson

Orlov

Dillon

Jensen

Chara

Schultz

Seigenthaler

Van Reimsdyk

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Don't see how you can see this as anything but a steal for the caps. I can somehow see the bruins reasoning, but if they could have signed him one year at 800k to play on the third pairing or above, why didn't they? Seeems a bit strange

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That would unofficially make Patrice Bergeron the new captain of the Bruins. He’s already been the face of that team forever. Or they could give it to Pasta but Patrice has earned it. Anyways nice for Chara to join the great 8. 

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31 minutes ago, qwijibo said:

Meh 

 

he’s a 43 year old bottom pairing D at this point.  Can’t blame the Bruins for cutting ties 

Didn't realize he was a FA. I would have wanted him to sign with Vancouver for a year but I guess travel restrictions between US and Canada might not have made that possible

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5 minutes ago, EP Phone Home said:

That would unofficially make Patrice Bergeron the new captain of the Bruins. He’s already been the face of that team forever. Or they could give it to Pasta but Patrice has earned it. Anyways nice for Chara to join the great 8. 

I vote for Brad Marchand ;)

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21 minutes ago, oldnews said:

Over 21 minutes/game this year - was 2nd on the Bruins.

And their lead penalty killer at over 3 minutes.

 

35.7% ozone starts was the lowest on their blueline.

2.0 on ice goals against at even strength per 60 - was outstanding for them (3.2 for).

+26 in that context...

 

Name him a "43 year old bottom pairing" all you want - but 795 k for those kind of objective outcomes - is extremely hard to beat/replace.

Not to mention the physical aspect he brings.  43 or not, he could pummel most players in the league into a pulp if he wanted to.

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Hopefully Ovi steps up and calls him out if he tries to pull any of the garbage he did in Boston. It will be a huge culture shock for him to play for a respectable team.

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8 minutes ago, iinatcc said:

Didn't realize he was a FA. I would have wanted him to sign with Vancouver for a year but I guess travel restrictions between US and Canada might not have made that possible

other problem with that is either the roadblock he'd pose to Juolevi - or Chara being expected to sign to accept a 4LHD role...

as strictly a Benn replacement he's probably a no-brainer (and would fit within waived Benn cap) - but it's hard to imagine that as a relatively attractive option for him.

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24 minutes ago, iinatcc said:

Didn't realize he was a FA. I would have wanted him to sign with Vancouver for a year but I guess travel restrictions between US and Canada might not have made that possible

Rumour is he talked to Montreal but decided against a Canadian team because his family is staying in Boston for now. The border issues with covid were an issue 

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