SpezDispenser wrote:It's not a great deal. Keith and Pronger are two of the guys who should be comparables who have signed recently. Pronger's deal was a 35+, but in the grand scheme, I can't see that making a major difference here.
I'm thinking a 6 million ceiling MAX, but probably more like 5.75.
So in the end, while not a horrible deal because he's so damn good, I think it's a little high for a LONG term like that.
Not comparable in my opinion. While you're only looking at cap hits, the telling number is the overall value of the contract. Chara signed for 7 years, 45.5 million, Keith signed for 13 years, 72 million. He'll be making 14+ million while Chara is retired. That's a big difference in contracts.