I love this part. Even the Boston Herald is making excuses for the team
The 6-foot-9 Chara played in Game 1 on Thursday but did not play with the same physical dominance with which he usually plays, especially early on. At one one point, 5-foot-9 Canadien forward Mike Cammalleri was able to push him off the puck.
In my half competent opinion, the most probably reason a professional athlete in the middle of a playoff race gets dehydrated is some sort of stomach/digestive viral infection/flu, coming with diarheea and puking.
Anyway - I hope it's this - would not be that severe - just a few days. Other options are much worse health wise.
(bad) joke nr 1 - now you know why he stinks
(bad) joke nr 2 - now you know why Plekanec was so angry
I think its BS and they are trying to make some crap up so they look like underdogs because the pressure is getting to them as favorites.
"The Boston Bruins are the favourites to win their first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens. However, disaster strikes when their honorable captain Zdeno Chara misses half a period due to dehydration! Everything seems lost until the now-underdog Bruins rally around emotional leader and supposedly out-of-shape veteran Mark Recchi to come back and win a series they never had a chance of winning. What a story of overachievement, surprise and emotion!"
That the organization exaggerated Pacioretty's injuries to get Chara suspended. Which is ridiculous since the Habs made his injuries public AFTER Chara had his hearing with the league.
Guess the Bruins are exaggerating Savard's injuries to get Cooke suspeneded. Man, they arre really committed, shutting him down for the season. It worked though, Cooke got a huge suspension on his next hit.
I know people want him in the lineup but we have to realize that the bruins love to play a perimeter game with Chara being the cog. His point shot is accurate and strong. With him being out it forces them to have a different approch to their game. When teams have to change their system of play it usually means a good thing for the opposing team, and in this case us.