Joined: Nov 2016
I don't think it's too much, especially on one year deal. I like the dignity that the bruins and chara bring to the deal. bruins pay chara market value, chara know the end is coming soon, presumably so he doesn't want to handcuff his team in future years. imagine if chara had signed a 3 year deal at 4.5m per year. if his play declined in year two of the deal, the only thing people would be talking about bad cap hit and how it hurts the bruins. chara wants to remembered as great bruin and not any "cap hit" talk late in his career. plus a 20 year nhl career, it's not about the money and term anymore.