Pronger and Keith are in the category as lidstrom, keith is 27 and will win the norris this year, he has a 5.5m caphit, pronger's caphit is 4.9m next season at age 36... It's very fair to say they are atleast equally good, probably better, and they make less than lidstrom.. therefore i can't be happy about a 6m caphit, the team wont be able to sign a third liner, at best a 850k fourth liner or something,
Both Keith and Pronger were signed to long term contracts so as to minimize the AVERAGE cap hit. Pronger's salary for next year in $7.6M, Keith will make $8M next year. Lids was signed for 1 year.
Your post is just plain wrong.