Bruins make BIG mistake
Yesterday The Boston Bruins named "The Big Z" (Zdeno Chara) their 18th team captain.
Before I start I would like to put on the record that I do not hate Chara and I do think that he will help improve the team. His hockey skills are decent and his work ethic is amazing.
That said I am not happy (read "pissed") that he was named the captain of the team I love and live for.
I will list just a few of the many reasons why I think that The Bruins have made a mistake:
- First off I do not agree with a new player just coming to a team being named captain before he even plays a single regular season game. I consider this a slap in the face to veteran team players that poured out their heart and soul for years only to be looked over. Trust me, no mater what is said to the media, these players also consider it an insult.
- Secondly, players are already uneasy with him because of the big contract the Bruins gave him. He, in my opinion, is the most overpaid player in the league. Like I said earlier he is good and he will help the team - but he is not seven million (American) good. Hell, he is not even seven million good in Canadain dollars. He looked good last year in Ottawa because he played on a team that always had the puck - does anyone really think The Bruins are always going to be in control of the play (we still have a ways to go yet before we are that good). Even in Ottawa players on his own teamed had him nicknamed "Bobbles" which was short for "Bobbles at the Blueline" (I will be nicknaming him "Hal II" until he can prove me wrong). If he had no respect on the Sens. how do you expect Bruins players to immediately respect him?
- Thirdly, just based on talent, I can name off the top of my head 10 Bruins players that have alot more hockey skill than him but make less money ( Bergeron, Sturm, Boyes, Savard, Murray, Kessel, Mara, Thomas, Torkelson and P.J.).
This is just my opinion but I think all the great off-season moves The Bruins pulled are for naught as they are starting the season with the wrong Captain and even if no one will say it ; with a divided dressing room. I have a few more thoughts about this captain situation that I will share in a later blog - just wanted to get my opinion, of this farce, out there quickly so that you all know the truth.
Let me know your thoughts. I am sure some people don't agree (not everyone is a hockey genius). Tell me your reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with my opinion. Try and keep it hockey related; saying I am wrong because I am an asshole does not count as a legitimate arguement.