Who knew Zdeno Chara was a huge 1990s grunge fan?
The Boston Bruins defenseman has been dominating Instagram ever since he joined social media in January. And in a post published Wednesday afternoon, Chara offered his thoughts on legendary rock outfit Nirvana and the band’s former drummer, current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
(You can click here to view Chara’s post, which features a photo of himself and Grohl.)
“Nirvana was the band and music I listened to endlessly when I was a teenager,” Chara wrote in the post’s caption. “Jumping around with long hair and tossing my lengthy skinny body into the walls. As much as I liked (Kurt Cobain’s) vocals and (Krist Novoselic’s) base guitar nothing was better than hearing (Dave Grohl’s) powerful blasting drumming.
“When Dave started the band @foofighters I couldn’t be happier. He became one of the most talented and successful musicians in the world. It was an honor to have met him. Music has incredible power and can inspire, motivate and transform. It makes us move and it moves us. It gives color to our lives. #davegrohl #foofighters #music #nirvana#motivation.”
It’s pretty difficult to envision a long-haired, teenaged Chara losing his marbles to “Nevermind” or “In Utero,” but we’ll take Big Z at his word.
Chara, of course, is prepping to lead the Bruins against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. We expect “Smells Like Teen Spirit” will be blaring in Chara’s earphones before puck drop Thursday night.
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