I used to follow NHL hocket much more closely, but not so much in this decade. Incidentally, I've seen 3 Bolts games here in Tampa.
I understand, re Chara, over the latter part of his career he's become quite a balanced offensive defenseman. Apparently, he's got the hardest slapshot (108.8 mph) and has won quite a few of the competitions. He's sure impressed me in these and the previous playoffs.