Re: Thanks for signing Chara for 7 more years..............
posted at 11/29/2010 11:08 AM EST
In Response to Re: Thanks for signing Chara for 7 more years..............
[QUOTE]The issue I have is Chara doesnt play to his strengths almost consitantly! The guy is a monster, but plays too often as if he's 5'10" 180.
...he cannot handle the puck at all, relies on his reach way too often, doesnt clear guys from the front of the net, etc-etc-etc.
...he needs to be coached up to be the meanest D-man in the league, he NEEDS to fight
, he needs to poke once then demolish kids;
he can do to everyone in the league what Stuart did to that kid on the military night game (forgot who they played & too lazy to look it up), he threw that kid at least a handful of times that night it was almost comical; Chara is that powerful he just doesnt use it, its really frustrating to watch! I'm going to be a little stereotypical here but if this guy was a North American player he would be an absolute terror on the league, he needs that snarl & mean streak brought to every shift; its a waste of his biggest asset IMO. Alright I'm ready for everyone to bite my head off on this one, so feel free....
Posted by yep123[/QUOTE]
Man, where to begin..How many years have you been watching this guy play? Obviously not real close... Doesn't play to his strengths?
His strengths are eating up minutes on the backline, being the best penalty killer on the Bruins PK, using his massive reach that has enabled him to be the best shutdown dman in the league, be the leader that he is when he is on the ice and allow the Bruins players feel at ease without fear....He needs to be mean and fight more.
. that makes sense.. get him off the ice for 5 minutes + and watch the Bruins struggle I want to see that... The guy is a +12 for a reason...If I still remember the object of the game is to WIN!
Of course your also assuming guys REALLY want to fight this guy...
Did you happen to see the ducking of Byfuglien to a challenge by Chara in the second period last night ? I did .. Chara went right up to him and asked him to go and he declined.. Smart move Dustin.. I think he still remembers the one punch knockdown when he was with Chicago that the big man gave him..
Unfortunately for Big Z is that his size is sometimes used against him by the refs. He hits someone real hard and he goes off for a penalty , meanwhile the guy takes more abuse from little guys in the league and the refs shrug it off as if he needs to play thru it.. Very unfair.. I have always maintained that if this guy had a mean streak like Pronger he could actually kill somebody..That is why he is respected throughout the league by his peers.. BTW right now its him and Lidstrom for the Norris so far and no one is even close.. and Lidstrom is only a +4 with a much better offensive team..