It feels like we’ve “seen it all” these past few seasons from the Boston Bruins. Heart-pounding games. Heart-breaking losses. Memorable moments. Forgettable flops. Truly, everything from A – Z!
Well, when it comes to the letter of a specific B’s sweater, one Black N’ Gold Captain can now share how he’s truly made for this… for the team, the town, the sport and perhaps even one more go-around at The Cup.
NBCSN debuted a brand new docuseries on beloved Boston Bruin Zdeno Chara entitled Z: Made For This. And to say it’s been a career in the making would be an understatement. More like a lifetime.
From the official press release:
Zdeno Chara: Made For This, a four-episode docuseries celebrating the historic career of Boston Bruins’ captain Zdeno Chara and detailing his first-person account of childhood, family and on-ice leadership as a member of the Boston Bruins for the past nearly year-and-a-half, will premiere tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into the 2020 NHL Awards presented by Las Vegas program. An encore presentation of the episode will air following NHL Overtime at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Zdeno Chara: Made For This, produced by Shadow Lion, chronicles Chara’s journey to NHL stardom and followed “Big Z” throughout the teams run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2019, the offseason, as well as the 2019-20 regular and postseason, which has been a season unlike any other, with the NHL’s 142-day pause in play due to COVID-19.
The first episode features interviews with Bruins teammates Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand as they battle against the St. Louis Blues to a Game 7 in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, but also touch on the passion and leadership of Chara on and off the ice.
A trailer for Zdeno Chara: Made For This can be viewed here.
Throughout the series, a number of Bruins teammates, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Chara’s family members are interviewed, who touch on the character of the Bruins captain throughout Boston and his native Slovakia.
The second episode will premiere on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into a one-hour edition of NHL Live that begins pre-game coverage of Game 3 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Air dates for episodes three and four of Zdeno Chara: Made For This will be announced in the near future.
As the release notes, Part Two (in what will undoubtedly “B” an epic series) premieres before the start of game three of the Stanley Cup Finals this week. Future episode air-dates will be released at a later date. That certainly sounds like date-night viewing, in my humble hockey opinion!
Here’s to “Big Z”. Hopefully, unlike the eponymous alphabetical letter of the D-man-led docuseries, this won’t be the last time we get to see him in a Bruins jersey.