For all sorts of reasons, NHL teams occasionally dragoon a local, non-professional player into emergency practice goalie duty, just because they need a warm body. For the Bruins this afternoon, that’s Massachusetts State Police trooper Keith Segee, who appears to have played a couple of DIII games more than a decade…
The Bruins visited Boston Children’s Hospital today and, in the spirit of Halloween, wore costumes. Everyone loves Minions, right? Your 7-year-old nephew named Zack definitely loves Minions.
I went to go look up Cedric Paquette's height and weight, figuring a "Cedric Paquette is tiny. Zdeno Chara is 6'9", 255 pounds. The result when they fought was predictable." lede would be pretty good. Except I learned from Hockey Reference that Cedric Paquette is actually 6'1", 198 pounds: Zdeno Chara is just that…
Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith has been a target of abuse through the first two games of the series. He decided to take out his frustrations on the nearest Bruin. The nearest Bruin just happened to be the tallest NHL player ever.
At 6'9", Slovak defenseman Zdeno Chara is undoubtedly the tallest Olympian at Sochi, and the most likely to struggle with the spartan living arrangements. But worry not. Organizers wheeled in what's described as an "extended bed," and appears to be an ottoman.
Zdeno Chara is listed at six-foot-nine. Brian Boyle is listed at six-foot-seven. It was still a rather one-sided fight involving two of the tallest players in the NHL, though.
Aw man. Can somebody get him some cotton candy or something?
There are two game sevens on the bill tonight, with the Canucks-Blackhawks and Sabres-Flyers series both tied up, 3-3. The Bruins, meanwhile, have come back from two games down against the Canadiens and now lead 3-2. They'll play in Montreal tonight, which means Zdeno Chara can once again look forward to a chorus of…
Tonight, before the Habs' game against the Capitals, a couple thousand fans will rally outside the Bell Centre to demand that something be done about head shots in hockey. Except it's a lot more likely they're really agitating for something to be done about the head shot on Max Pacioretty.
Let's take one more look at Zdeno Chara's hit on Max Pacioretty that sent Pacioretty crashing into the stanchion face first, concussing him and fracturing a vertebra. Different people see different things. Some see a dirty play; the NHL doesn't see anything worth a fine or suspension. But the people of Montreal want…
Your morning roundup for March 10, the day that a big-and-wide guy gets called to task for playing fast-and-loose with his words.
Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and a fractured vertebrae in last night's hard collision with Boston's Zdeno Chara. Montreal's left wing remains in the hospital and is out indefinitely. Chara will not be punished beyond the game misconduct. [ESPN]
In the second period of tonight's Bruins-Habs game, with Montreal leading 4-0, Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara delivered this blow to Montreal wing Max Pacioretty, riding him headfirst into the stanchion between the benches.
At last weekend's NHL All-Star gala, Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins won his fourth consecutive hardest shot competition. He did so by hitting 105.9 mph. The Kontinental Hockey League held a similar affair last evening in St. Petersburg, Russia.