HAHA! yeah im sure it was chris flippin phillips who "made" chara into the player he is today....
Phillips was paired with chara when he first broke into the league,and provided a rock solid partner to play with, and help develop his game at the pro level.
Chara when we first got him wasnt the norris trophy defender he is now ,he was raw and needed time to hone his craft in the nhl.And phillips helped him out a ton in those first few seasons.
Hense the phillips to boston rumors we keep hearing they are really close friends, and while chara has worked hard and made himself into the player he is now .I am sure he appreciates phillips for giving him a hand