Morning Free Association: Zdeno Chara Will Not be Stopped

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This summer, Bearly on Topic is spending some time away from discussing hockey and focusing on the amazingly inspirational instagram of Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. He’s only been posting since January and has only 67 posts so far, however, each and every one is chock full of wisdom, insight, or a glimpse of his drive and work ethic.

Some posts have multiple pictures while others have a video and related photos. Some have a paragraph explaining his thought, some are much shorter allowing the viewer to reflect upon the meaning of the post. Every one is thoughtful and a piece of a fabric that makes the man.

His latest entry is about overcoming what others think you should do while embracing and living your dreams. It’s also one of his more visually stimulating and appealing training videos, in that the filter makes it look like animation.

While Chara is shown lifting various weights to work different muscle groups, Chara’s words pop up on the screen.

“As a boy, I had a dream to play hockey.

Not many believed I could.

You should play basketball.

You are too tall and not strong enough.

Don’t give up your dreams.

Never ever give up your dreams.”

After 20 years in the NHL, Zdeno Chara has shown that he’s more than strong enough.

May you play for as long as you want, big guy. Too many more years!

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The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks.

Big fan of our captain! He is probably a very tradeable asset, but I hope FO let him stay in Boston for as long as he wants.

Just been to see Incredibles 2. It’s actually rather good!

Got to get up at 3am tomorrow morning (or later tonight, as far as I’m concerned!) to fly to SVK. It’ll be worth it tho!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I like that instagram post.
It reminds me of something…
can’t put my finger on it…

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Hovoríme preč
Neviem čo
Myslím, že to poviem
Dnes ďalší deň, aby som vás našiel
Odháňanie
Budem prichádzať za tvoju lásku, dobre?
Vezmi na mňa (take on me)
Vezmi ma ďalej (take on me)
budem preč
Za deň alebo dva
Takže je zbytočné hovoriť
Som šanca a končí
Ale budem sa prekážať
Pomaly sa učíme, že život je v poriadku
Povedz po mne
Nie je lepšie byť v bezpečí, než ľúto
Vezmi na mňa (take on me)
Vezmi ma ďalej (take on me)
budem preč
Za deň alebo dva

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Happy Birthday Patrice!
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Is it perfect day already?

Cool.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And it’s National Tequila Day so it’s doubly perfect.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

The drink or the song? wink

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha!
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Big Z! He’s a special guy. Not many get where he is and remain humble and sincere. This athlete is a role model!I
Got out On the New Boston section of the Farmngton River yesterday. It was a little low and bumpy, but so much fun!
Boaters were hoping for even more rain.
Double tonight!!!!! Should be a great night to be on the ice!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

We got some rain yesterday. More tomorrow. We definitely need it!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

We haven’t had any for about 2 months. Roasting hot again today. Never known a summer like it. And our winter was unusually long and cold.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

That does look like fun.

Thoughtful Z is awesome. One would not have expected that considering he originally essentially was brought into the league to be John Scott.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Good point! Exceeding expectations all his career!