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Game 3 could shape Chara's legacy

Updated: June 5, 2011, 8:00 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- The Stanley Cup playoffs are an exercise in building up and tearing down.

As the field narrows, the process becomes even more exaggerated.

As the games dwindle toward naming a champion, the heroes take on even greater stature and become almost mythical.

The tearing down of those who do not meet expectations, cannot assume the heroic, is relentlessly emphatic.

And so, two games into the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, we ask this question of ...

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