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Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

Posted on: June 20, 2011 3:11 am
Edited on: June 20, 2011 2:09 pm
 
The NHL’s salary cap will reportedly rise by nearly $5 million next season.

Clubs and agents were told the upper limit of the cap will have a ceiling of $64 million and a basement $48 million, TSN reports. The cap for the 2011-12 season is a major factor on affecting how teams approach the NHL Entry Draft later this week as well as the free agency, which begins July 1.

The newly crowned champ Boston Bruins are already over the new cap number, according to NHLnumbers.com. (The NHL and NHLPA refuse to put out official cap information, so these are only estimates.) New Jersey and Vancouver would be right up against it.

As we get further from the lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season, the battle against the cap seems kind of silly. Sure there are no guarantees, but the cap has gone up each season since a $39 million cap was instituted in 2005-06 --- a few of those in recession years no less.

And there’s no going back; even Don Fehr has been tapped as the new chief of the NHLPA. In this regard, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and the owners were correct in sticking to their guns. The game is better for it. Still, it’s just too bad it cost the fans and those who worked for the teams (including the players) a season.

-- A.J. Perez
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:07 am
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:12 am
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

sure do,sucking on a big fat shining silver Stanley Cup



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

Bruins suck



Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

Yes he could walk away and still get payed half of the 4 Million that is owed to him that is the injury by-out. Personally I think Marc needs to think about his health first.




Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

Ahh actually yes I could see Bieksa signing for around 5 Million with the Bruins the Canucks have to many players they need to siggn and face it Nuck Fans while he is a nice fit Vancover isn't going ot shell out a 4-6 year contract around 5 Mil a year



Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

The numbers are wrong, the Bruins are like 9 million under the cap.




Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

And to answer your question .... YUP .. i am crazy!  CUP CRAZY!!!  Can you say Boston Bruins are Stanley Cup Champions!!!  



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

Savard may have no choice .... too many head injuries.   I'm sure there's some type of insurance thing that kicks in if he decided to hang em up.   If he can come back healthy, welll, that's just another top forward added back for the Bruins ... win win.



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Report: NHL salary cap to rise nearly $5 million

Yeah,
Sure Savard will walk away and say good bye to $4 million....Are you CRAZY!!!


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