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Looking Ahead—Far Ahead

Now we know how the rosters are going to look from here until the Stanley Cup is awarded…but what about after that? After all, only one team really gets to claim a successful season. Then it’s all about making trades at the draft and buying up free agents to re-shape your roster. Here’s a list of each team’s current cap hit for next year.

Keep in mind that the cap will apparently be staying very close to where it is now as a lot of this year’s revenues have already been accounted for (2010-11 is when the cap should drop assuming fans have less money to buy tickets in a poor economy). All numbers courtesy of NHL Numbers (check them out if you want to see how many holes your team will need to fill come July 1).

Anaheim 35.7
Atlanta 28.5
Boston 42.5
Buffalo 46.5
Carolina 46.3
Calgary 42.6
Chicago 36.2
Columbus 41.7
Colorado 43.7
Dallas 39.4
Detroit 47.3
Edmonton 43.9
Florida 38.0
Los Angeles 42.6
Minnesota 43.2
Montreal 23.4
Nashville 32.9
New Jersey 40.4
New York Islanders 30.8
New York Rangers 40.2
Ottawa 48.0
Philadelphia 53.5
Phoenix 35.2
Pittsburgh 46.4
San Jose 46.7
St. Louis 44.4
Tampa Bay 37.8
Toronto 41.2
Vancouver 31.3
Washington 45.9

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