Post Tagged with: "Salary Cap"

Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Salary Cap Set for 2014-15 Season

Gentlemen, start your calculators. The NHL salary cap for the 2015-16 season has been set. The salary cap will increase to $71.4 million next season, with the floor rising to […]

by · June 23, 2015 · 0 comments · News
At times, it was frustrating for Phil Kessel to play the lead role in the saga that was the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Trade Winds Are Blowing

The NHL offseason, lately, has been the busiest time of the league calendar when it comes to trades. From the draft to the start of free agency on July 1, […]

by · June 5, 2015 · 0 comments · News
Mark Giordano was a huge loss for the Flames, but continues to lead a young team. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

Flames Poised to Continue Success for Seasons to Come

The Calgary Flames organization can rest easy knowing this season has been a success. While the players and coaches continue to pursue Lord Stanley’s Cup, the front office can look […]

by · April 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Gary Bettman (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Escrow: A Tricky Dynamic

Escrow dynamics pit NHL stars against aging veterans in a battle for where the salary cap should be set next year.

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · The Business of Hockey
Jeff Carter eventually landed with the the Los Angeles Kings, but not until after a short pitt stop with the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

It’s Time For the Kings to Go Back to the Future

Three straight Western Conference Finals appearances. Two Cups on the mantle. If there were ever an NHL franchise with little right to complain about their current state or uncertain future, […]

by · February 7, 2015 · 25 comments · Los Angeles Kings
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Should the Kings Get Cap Relief During Voynov’s Suspension?

It’s one thing for an alleged incident of domestic violence to thrust one’s playing status into limbo. It is another one still when the resulting uncertainty all but freezes an […]

Leafs GM Dave Nonis retained half of Daniel Winnik's salary in this week's trade with Pittsburgh (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

The Toronto Maple Leafs Salary Cap Loophole

In the cap world of the NHL every team should be looking at every market inefficiency possible to try and maximize the advantage for their team. Being able to exploit […]

Heatherington tries to emulate his game after Robyn Regehr. (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Kings’ $160 Problem

Brother, can you spare sixteen hundred dimes? Going into Saturday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Los Angeles Kings had a financial problem, triggered by a longer-term salary cap […]

by · November 9, 2014 · 20 comments · Los Angeles Kings, News
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Blackhawks Salary Cap Moves Raise More Questions than Answers

(Robin Alam/Icon SMI)   In my previous article, I suggested that Chicago Blackhawks Nick Leddy and Kris Versteeg were the most likely candidates to be shipped out of town. That turned […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Prospects
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Stan Bowman Needs to Play Salary Cap Limbo

It’s no secret that Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks are in a bit of a pickle. Less than 8 weeks remain until the NHL opens up its 2014-15 season, […]

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Salary Cap Crunch May Force Bowman to Get Bold

General managers are often defined by the boldest of decisions made during their tenures. Bold decisions, both with personnel and coaching, can either lead to a championship or go so […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 2 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
What If Crosby Pulled a LeBron?

What If Crosby Pulled a LeBron?

Sidney Crosby and LeBron James are seen as the best players in the world at their respective sports. Sure, you may hear the odd person that tries to claim Durant […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 4 comments · News