Post Tagged with: "NHL Salary Cap"

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Dilemma in San Jose

The San Jose Sharks have a problem that they will soon have to deal with. This impasse is the abundance of bottom six forwards the Sharks posses. At this moment […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 1 comment · San Jose Sharks
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Could Vinny Lecavalier Be Bought Out for a Second Time?

So much for the foregone conclusion that the Flyers were moving veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier. Excluding any colossal breaking news of a trade that would include Lecavalier, he’s here to […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 5 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Whatever it was, Sidney Crosby was not himself in the Pittsburgh Penguins most dire hour of need. (Icon SMI)

Can You Win a Cup Without Tanking?

In today’s salary cap NHL, it is becoming increasingly difficult to build a Stanley Cup contending team through trades and free agency. Big market teams can no longer out-muscle smaller […]

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Panthers Showing Difference Between Frugal & Cheap

It’s hard to believe that the Florida Panthers were a playoff contender just two years ago. Less than 730 days ago, Florida battled the New Jersey Devils in a seven […]

by · March 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Florida Panthers
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Stan Bowman, Chicago’s Mad Genius

Where would the Chicago Blackhawks be without GM Stan Bowman? That’s a fair question with a dim answer. In his fifth year in the driver’s seat in the Windy City, […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 1 comment · Chicago Blackhawks
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St. Louis Blues Among NHL’s Most Well-Managed Teams

The St. Louis Blues have managed to resist the temptation of overspending while building a Stanley Cup contending team despite rampant dollar-flinging by other franchises around the NHL. It only […]

by · February 11, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · St Louis Blues, The Business of Hockey
5 Reasons You’ll Never See Back-To-Back NHL Champions Again

5 Reasons You’ll Never See Back-To-Back NHL Champions Again

Since 1927, the NHL’s best teams have competed for the right to call themselves Stanley Cup Champions.  Today, there are 30 teams with the same goal, and only one winner.  […]

by · January 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
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Dany Heatley: Should The Minnesota Wild Use A Compliance Buyout On Him?

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated a lowering of the salary cap. The maximum for the 2012/13 season is $70 million. That is anticipated to drop to around $64 million […]

by · February 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild
There is no doubt that the NHL, just like every other professional sports league, is driven by money.

All About the Green: The Relationship Between Money and Success in the NHL

The NHL is undoubtedly a money-driven league. However, that doesn’t mean NHL general managers should have to focus on dishing out millions upon millions.

by · December 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · The Business of Hockey, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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Donald Fehr: Work Stoppage Warrior

Donald Fehr may be one of the most controversial individuals in North America. He is at the core of the 2012 NHL lockout. As the Executive Director of the NHLPA, Fehr […]

Sidney Crosby understands the urgency the Penguins must play with in this shortened season. (Tom Turk/THW)

Sidney Crosby, Marian Hossa Headline Pittsburgh’s 2012 Free Agent Class

Sidney Crosby won’t be a free agent this Sunday. If Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins have their way, Crosby may never be a free agent again. Marian Hossa won’t […]

Next NHL CBA, not Playoff Exit, Will Set Course for Penguins’ Offseason

Next NHL CBA, not Playoff Exit, Will Set Course for Penguins’ Offseason

As far as the Pittsburgh Penguins are concerned, any meaningful trade talk in the wake of another postseason letdown will have to be suspended until at least September 15. That’s […]