Lets not forget it took Chara 7 or 8 years to be the player he is now.
So we just gave a guy $11.1 million dollars this year hoping he will be good in 4?
The guy is so overrated its not even funny. His rookie year was fantastic. Since then? He's had good games here and there but nothing exceptional IMO. He is very average at best and inconsistent much like most other players on this team.
I don't know if its an issue with him, coaching or what..i see times where he looks not interested out there. He rarely uses his size, he has skating issues, hell sometimes he doesn't even use his reach to his advantage. Just another throw money at him and hope he improves signing.
Id trade him after this year. His salary is well on its way to being paid off... I'm sure a few teams would want him.