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by George Malik on 05/31/12 at 08:45 PM ET
TSN’s Bob McKenzie has offered two “biggies” regarding free agency, starting with the “upper limit” that all GM’s will work with this summer—as all signs point to teams not being penalized for operating under an “upper limit” that may be cranked down…
Keeping in mind there’s a new CBA coming (hopefully), upper limit of salary cap for next season (technically speaking) is $70.3M.
In other words, IF the CBA weren’t expiring, next season’s salary cap based on Hockey Related Revenue would be $70.3M. But CBA is expiring.
And, well, if you’re interested in the “best player not in the NHL,” McKenzie offers this:
It’s my understanding ANA has til 5 pm ET on Sunday June 24 to sign prospect Justin Schultz. If not, he’s UFA then, able to sign on July 1.
And as a result, per Capgeek:
Further to @TSNBobMckenzie tweet, that would make the #NHL salary cap floor $54.3m. Started at $23m in 2005.
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