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There is now a surplus of #Sochi2014 hotel gaffes, and the latest involves Boston’s very own gentle giant.
Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has arrived in Sochi, where he will play for the Slovakia men’s hockey team. Chara said he did not think the hotel accommodations would be “anything bad,” but his opinion might have changed now that he’s arrived at the Winter Olympics.
SME, a Slovakia newspaper, has released a picture of the B’s defenseman’s bed.
According to SI, this is Zdeno Chara's bed. Slow clap, Sochi. http://t.co/KUQ08eoDDt— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) February 07, 2014
It’s not easy being tall.
Chara is the tallest player in the NHL at 6-foot-9. Hopefully the additional mattress will keep his dangling of feet to a minimum and dangling on the ice to a maximum. Chara will be the flag bearer for Slovakia in the opening ceremony.
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Zdeno Chara took an early leave from the Boston Bruins and arrived in Sochi yesterday to help carry the flag for his native Slovakia during the Opening Ceremonies. The 6’9 NHL defenseman wound up running into 4’10 Canadian figure skater Kirsten Moore-Towers, and the pair took a great picture together. Zdeno Chara is at least three Russian Dolls bigger than Kirsten Moore-Towers...
Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara had the honor of serving as Slovakia’s flag bearer during Friday’s opening ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The 36-year-old defenseman will captain Slovakia’s hockey team, which begins group stage play on Feb. 13 against the United States.
As an NHL star, Stanley Cup champion, one of the tallest athletes and an all-around nice...
Bruins Captain & Slovakia flag bearer, Zdeno Chara is already making his presence felt at the Olympics in Sochi.
Ran into Zdeno Chara today. Couldn’t resist taking a picture pic.twitter.com/sYNOIbrWLn
— Kirsten Moore-Towers (@Kirsten_MT) February 7, 2014
Team Canada figure skater Kirsten Moore-Towers towers (pun intended) at 4 foot 11 inches and is cast in the shadow of...
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has many nicknames including Big-Z & the Devourer of Souls. However, I never heard of this name of reptilian origin….behold the “Charazard”!
Am I the only one that doesn’t get this? This looks more dragon than lizard to me. Or is a dragon a lizard? I am confused….maybe I am too old?
To each his (or her) own…
If you like this engima wrapped...
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is a really, really big human being. This bit of information is no secret, of course, and it’s been played out over and over again during the Boston defenseman’s career.
His 6-foot-9 frame is in the news once again, as a reported photo of Chara’s bed in the Olympic Village surfaced upon his arrival in Sochi for the Winter...
Much has been made of the various problems encountered in the days leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Unfinished hotels, stray dogs, toxic water, and of course, the bathroom problems. It’s enough to make someone just want to fall asleep and forget about it.
Except if you’re 6’9″ Olympian Zdeno Chara.
The Boston Bruins defenseman, who will be part of Slovakia’s...
Slovakian hockey player Zdeno Chara's bed is way too short, but would you expect anything less out of Sochi?
Hey, in case you weren’t aware, Zdeno Chara is tall. Too tall for Sochi’s Olympic village beds. But don’t worry, an ottoman extension will fix that. At least he was one of the lucky ones to get a pillow.
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Johnny Boychuk walked through the Bruins dressing room on Wednesday afternoon asking teammates and media to “get me my cane” as he stalked off from a post-practice shower.
It wasn’t in reference to any general body soreness or pain after throwing his weight around against the Canucks on Tuesday night, but instead about his role as the veteran leader of the B’s defensemen...
(Chara carrying the flag for Slovakia via ESPN)The Bruins are back in Boston after their over time loss against the Blues in St. Louis. The Bruins will be without Zdeno Chara for the last game before the Olympic break as Chara carried the flag for Slovakia yesterday. Fans, the Olympics are almost upon us.The Senators are 6th in the Northeast division with a 26-21-11 record. Its been...
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is a very large man. At 6-foot-9, the B’s captain nearly everyone in a league that is full of other very large men.
And if the tallest player in NHL history looks huge standing next to, say, 6-foot-4 Milan Lucic, he looks positively gargantuan standing next to one of Sochi’s shortest Olympians.
That would be 4-foot-10 Canadian figure skater...
The Boston Bruins are in St. Louis to take on one of the best teams in the league, and they’ll have to do that without one of the NHL’s best defensemen.
The B’s will take on the Blues in their second-to-last game before the league-wide Olympic break, and they will have to do so without Zdeno Chara. The Boston captain is in Russia where he’ll be the flag bearer for the Slovakian...
That's probably Tuukka Rask after looking at the defensive pairing that could be in front of him tonight. It should surprise anyone that Zdeno Chara will not be playing tonight because he's on a plane to ********** Russia. I have no problem with Chara heading to Sochi to be the flag bearer for Slovakia. When the season began Boston made it a point to lower Chara's minutes...