Zdeno Chara with the Montreal Canadiens? A scenario that is causing a huge reaction

Published August 1, 2022 at 2:10 PM

In the last few minutes, a suggestion by Samuel Doiron (HABSolumentFan) has generated a huge amount of reaction on social media.

He wonders if the Montreal Canadiens should sign Zdeno Chara, for one season. One of the main arguments is the nationality of the giant defenseman, as unusual as it may seem.

Imagine the scenario.

Chara is indeed Slovak, just like the two first round picks of the Montreal Canadiens in 2022. (Juraj Slafkovsky and Filip Mesar)

In short, bringing in a veteran and a hockey legend (in Slovakia) like Chara, do you think it could be beneficial for Slafkovsky, and also, for the many very young defensemen in the organization?

The question arises:

"The Habs just drafted Juraj Slafkovsky, an 18-year-old Slovakian kid who will have a chance to make the team in his first season. We're talking about a kid who just became the first player in his country's history to be drafted 1st overall. A player who is just starting to get used to his new life in North America. A player who will be playing in the biggest market in the league in front of fans who see him as a savior, or at least as the future star of the team.

With that in mind, would it really be far-fetched to sign Chara, one of the greatest Slovak players in history, a leader and veteran of 24 seasons in the league?" - Samuel Doiron

Plus, obviously, it would be a gamble that would be almost free for Kent Hughes and the Habs. If it ever happens, expect a one-season contract worth $750,000 (NHL minimum salary).

Chara, who is now 45 years old and 6 feet 9 inches tall, had 14 points in 72 games last season with the New York Islanders (2 goals).

In his career, he has 1680 games, 209 goals, 680 points, 2085 penalty minutes (in season) and 200 playoff games.

Source and credit: HABSolumentFan
August 1   |   289 answers
Zdeno Chara with the Montreal Canadiens? A scenario that is causing a huge reaction

Would you like the CH to sign Zdeno Chara, for one year, at minimum wage to help our young Slovaks ?

Yes16557.1 %
No12442.9 %
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