Zdeno Chara has always been an elite NHL defenseman, but his performance in the 2013 playoffs has spurred the question of whether he’s among the best defensemen in NHL history. The best are enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and Chara — at least in these playoffs — has made quite the case.

Becoming a Hall of Famer requires a full body of work. Chara literally has a big body — among the biggest and strongest bodies of anyone who has played the game — but he must also have the accolades and hardware to make his case.

Chara, one of the key linchpins in the Bruins’ 2013 Stanley Cup run, will be a big factor in Saturday night’s game, where Boston is +130 on the money line. Here’s a look at whether Chara will eventually end up in the Hall of Fame.