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by Paul on 04/12/08 at 09:35 AM ET
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
The Canadiens are not hiding the fact that Chara is a marked man. Pancaked early in the game by the Habs hard-charging duo of Tom Kotsopoulos and Steve Begin, Chara did not look anything like the Norris Trophy candidate who was dominant at times during the regular season.
During the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast of the opener, there was speculation that Chara still might be nursing a nagging shoulder injury. Confronted with that idea yesterday, the hulking defenceman deflected away the suggestion with the same ease that Habs goalie Carey Price deflects away shots.
“That’s gone now,” he told the first wave of reporters when asked about a potential ailment. “Everything’s fine.”
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