Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/04/07 at 12:39 PM ET
fro the Worcester Telegram & Gazette,
As for salary cap space, projections are that the cap for 2007-08 will rise from $44 million to anywhere from $47.8 million to as much as $50.27 million, depending on final league revenues. Assuming the number ends up somewhere in the middle — around $49 million — that means the Bruins might be able to spend as much as $7 million above their current payroll on new players, if they so desire.
Whether or not they will depends on many factors. Owner Jeremy Jacobs almost certainly will first consider what mileage he got out of a roster that was right up against the cap lid this season before he decides to do it again next winter, at an even higher cost. Attendance hasn’t been great, with only four sellouts, although the crowds haven’t been exactly embarrassing, averaging close to 15,000 in the 17,565-capacity TD Banknorth Garden.
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