Chris Neil is making 1.9AAV over the next 3 years to basically play on the 4th line in Ottawa. To put this in perspective, The much-maligned 4th-line signings in Boston were for 1.6, 1.3, 1.1 for Stanley Cup Champion Greg Campbell, Stanley Cup Champion Danny Paille, and Stanley Cup Champion Shawn Thornton.
For the price of 2 Chris Neils and 200k, you could sign the whole Bruins' 4th line.
And the owners claim they negotiated a terrible CBA last time around because it's that time of year.
Welcome to the working week, y'all.