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GM’s Anxiously Await Next Year’s Salary Cap

From the Toronto Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts:

There was no news Monday from the National Hockey League Players’ Association about whether it voted to increase next season’s salary cap, which will keep at least some general managers sweating for at least another day.

The final figure means the most to Stan Bowman of the Chicago Blackhawks, Paul Holmgren of the Philadelphia Flyers and Doug Wilson of the San Jose Sharks, all GMs with payrolls at or near the cap. But just as anxious is someone like Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke.

Burke has a lot at stake, too, only he is probably hoping madly that, for the first time since the collective agreement was struck in 2005, the players reject bumping the cap from its present $56.8-million (all currency U.S.) by about $2-million. If they do, it will give Burke a lot more leverage in trying to pry an elite forward out of one of the above teams.

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Oh how I hope the cap goes down!

Posted by Killerdg93 on 06/22/10 at 02:45 PM ET

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Oh how I hope the cap goes down!

spoken like a true Commie…

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 06/23/10 at 01:02 AM ET

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