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09-01-2013, 12:40 PM
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I'd reckon if you polled NHL forwards on the most intimidating Dman, Chara would top that list, easily. Thus leaving Murray Fraser and whoever in the dust. Dude can flat out dominate physicaly when it's needed and can switch it off when the situation commands restraint and a focus on defensive structure. A very rare quality.
I might be wrong.
He's intimidating because he's difficult to get around (his size, wingspan) and he has that thunderous shot. However, he isn't the hardest body checker. A few Habs have figured out that they should go right at him when he has the puck in his own end. If what I say isn't correct, then provide a better explanation for how the Habs have managed to be competitive with the Bruins despite having the inferior team overall.
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