3 Reasons Why Zdeno Chara Is Vital to the Bruins

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January 7, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) skates into position against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

2. Advancing the Puck Up Ice

Once again, its Chara’s composure that is well-regarded. Following a turnover from the opponent, Zdeno tactfully advances the puck. His vision is not just excellent on his blasts from the blue line. He also sees the ice very well while passing, particularly as he approaches the neutral zone from the B’s end of the ice. From this area of the rink, Chara often facilitates successful scoring attacks.