What really made his day, said Hamilton, was seeing how Chara responded after ex-Bruin Blake Wheeler hit the kid a bit overzealously — something Wheeler rarely did during his time in Black and Gold. Chara gave Wheeler an initial pop to let him know the transgression had been logged, then later dumped him with a heavy check near the Winnipeg bench.
“Z laid him out,’’ said Hamilton, his grin expanding. “That was unreal. It put an instant smile on my face.’’
He’s on his way. Two games entered on a five-game scorecard that already has been designated for the document shredder in the Boston front office. Meet the future — No. 27 in your Bruins program.
‘’When we get to that five-game number,’’ mused Julien, “I think if there’s any question marks [in the front office], I’ll certainly hear about it. But right now, there’s no talk from my end of it.’’
No talk. Just action. All of it fun to watch unfold.