Prior to his team’s 4-2 win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Boston Bruins defenseman, Zdeno Chara posted what amounted to Boston sports porn on his Instagram feed. The post was a pump-up video for the series, and it was narrated by one of another one of Boston’s most celebrated sports leaders and stars, six-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady.
Following practice Tuesday, Chara, 42, expressed his respect and admiration Brady, 42, who quite possibly may be the only athlete that may have a stricter diet and workout regimen than the Bruins captain.
“I can only speak for myself, but we all admire what he’s been able to accomplish with the Patriots, and the whole organization and all the team and players, and the coaching staff obviously,” Chara said. “They’ve been doing this for decades on top of their game. But as far as Tom, of course, it’s not a secret that he’s one of those world athletes that everybody is going to look up to,” said Chara. “He’s been very successful at what he does and how he prepares himself. He’s a true professional and a great human being, and he’s very smart, well-spoken. I only have great experiences when I’ve talked to him. For sure, I really admire him.”
There is no word yet on who may be the Bruins Banner Captain for Game 2, but given this bond between Chara and Brady, one has to wonder if TB12 will be waving that banner at some point during the Final.