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Bodies We Want 2009

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Zdeno Chara

Photograph By Ben Watts for ESPN The Magazine

Why we chose him: Never has a 6'9'' intimidator been so quick on ice. Take it from a pro: "Throw skates on Zdeno, and he's basically seven feet tall. He's got great balance and power and can't be knocked down. The joke here is that when he poke-checks, he can sweep his stick from board to board. How can you get around a guy like that? For me, he's a video gamer's dream, the create-a-player guy you've always wanted to exist in real life." -David Littman, Former NHL Goalie and producer of EA's NHL 10