Uh, there’s something missing from your post Chuck.
James Neal’s 40th goal of the season!
The Nealmobile was honking like mad last night as James hit this milestone. His previous career-high was 27 goals in 2009-10. How fun it must be to play alongside Geno (105 points this year) and sometimes Sid (22 points in 12 games back). Added to his 41 assists, Neal has 81 points on the year.
James’ salary this year was $3.5 million, which works out to $87,500 a goal (oh my). He’s worth it. The new contract pays his $ mill/year, which means he’ll score 57 goals next season. Yeah, sounds about right.
Chuck did include the Neal/Ference fight. I was yelling, “Not the hands!” and “Kick his ass!” in the same breath. Thanks to those of you who were worried about my well being. I survived by fanning myself with a copy of Cosmo.
Not enough? Here’s Nealmobile’s post-game interview with really bad audio (and yes, I do care what he’s saying) – link.