BRIGHTON, MA – It was definitely fascinating to see Zdeno Chara noticed strolling outdoors the Boston Bruins follow facility at Warrior Ice Arena on Tuesday afternoon after the conclusion of a captain’s follow on the rink.
Boston Globe reporter Matt Porter noticed the 45-year-old former Boston Bruins captain strolling down the road away from Warrior, and that instantly set everybody racing round speculating that Chara was returning to the B’s simply as David Krejci opted to do earlier this summer season.
Chara, in any case, is unsigned proper now after taking part in final season with the New York Islanders and remains to be deciding on what he will do for subsequent season after passing Chris Chelios final yr for the lead in all-time video games performed (1,680) by an NHL defenseman. It may make sense at the least logically that Chara would possibly give it one final go-round with Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Krejci, David Pastrnak and Co., significantly with a variety of Boston defensemen anticipated to overlook time at the start of the season.
The reality about what Chara was doing at Warrior and whether or not it had something to do with a return to the Boston Bruins?
“Nothing,” confirmed Chara’s agent Matt Keator through textual content message to Boston Hockey Now when requested if something ought to be learn into his look at Warrior.
Instead, he was visiting his previous Boston Bruins “and getting his child’s skates sharpened”, which one can really see within the bag that the 6-foot-9 D-man is holding within the image that was snapped of Chara outdoors Warrior Ice Arena .
It can be fascinating to see if Chara winds up signing with one other workforce for one more run at a Stanley Cup or retiring as a no-doubt Hall of Famer as quickly as he’s eligible. It was additionally proper round this time final season that Chara signed with the New York Islanders whereas making the exact same resolution between taking part in extra season or retirement, a choice final yr that led him to play 72 video games (2 targets, 14 factors and a plus -8 score) for a disappointing Isles workforce that ended up outdoors of the playoff race very early on within the season.
If Chara does retire, it would not be in any respect shocking to see him do one thing like signal a one-day contract to formally finish his NHL profession with the Boston Bruins, after which be part of the group in some type of participant growth/government/ teaching capability if that him. Chara represented the Black and Gold with class, intelligence and fierce competitiveness for 15 years whereas main Boston to a Cup in 2011, and that is a legacy that can have him in pristine standing with the Original Six group each time he wished to return to the fold in any capability.