Everyone marvels at Zdeno Chara's famous workout regimen and incredible physical fitness.
His long-distance cycling, climbing of Mt. Kilimanjaro and near-30-minute average ice time each season are all front-and-center in the story of the NHL legend. With less fanfare, however, another Boston Bruins defenseman combined with Chara to gut out nearly 30 minutes of ice time a night to help the Bruins win last season's Stanley Cup.
Dennis Seidenberg averaged 27 minutes, 37 seconds to Chara's 27:39 as the two formed a No. 1 defense pair that kept opposing snipers at bay through most of Boston's monumental run. This year, Seidenberg hopes he can repeat that feat.