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Do You Have A Problem With Chara Posing For A Picture With Hossa And The Stanley Cup?

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

Should Chara have popped into his neighbor’s party given that the Cup’s appearance came courtesy of the 6-foot-9 defenseman and his B’s teammates falling in Game 6 of the Cup Final.

Chara was a minus-6 in the final three B’s losses to the Blackhawks in the Final, and was on the ice for a boatload of goals against as Boston’s defensive stalwarts collapsed against Chicago’s best players. A hip pointer helped add to Chara’s struggles, but it’s clear the Blackhawks really gave the B’s shutdown pair of Chara and Dennis Seidenberg some major problems.

While B’s teammates like Chris Kelly, Shawn Thornton and Tuukka Rask have talked about how much the “loss still stings” and how much it “sucked” less than two months later, Chara had no problems posing with Hossa in front of Lord Stanley’s Cup.

It was a 180 degree turn from the stoic, guarded persona Chara took on during the two month playoff run when he wasn’t interested in giving anything more than one sentence answers, and rightly put all focus into his efforts on the ice.

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awould's avatar

No. Sportsmanship is undervalued and it is, after all, just a game.

Posted by awould on 08/13/13 at 01:00 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I doubt Chara cares if anyone else objects.  He shouldn’t.

Posted by Primis on 08/13/13 at 02:51 PM ET

LiteWork's avatar

Who cares? Hossa is one of his closest friends.

Posted by LiteWork on 08/13/13 at 05:01 PM ET

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I think it is good that he did.

Posted by timbits on 08/13/13 at 09:29 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

No, he’s one it also, albeit not this year. I have no problem with someone posing with a current winner if they’ve held the cup above their head already.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 08/14/13 at 09:06 AM ET

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