Why Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy work so well together

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Why Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy work so well together
Why Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy work so well together

tara sullivan Why Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy work so well together Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy are easily cast as hockey's odd couple, a defensive pairing disparate enough in age and size to make it impossible not to notice their differences. Here is Chara, drafted into the NHL in 1996. Here is McAvoy, born into this world a year later. Here is Chara, barreling onto the ice in a 6-foot-9-inch package of brute force. Here is McAvoy, racing into a spot beside him as a 6-foot ball of speedskating energy. Here is Chara, a 42-year-old father of three, veteran captain of the venerable Bruins franchise. And here is McAvoy, exactly half his partner's age, the young star and cornerstone of said

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