Category Archives: NHL Salary Cap

Willie Mitchell Rocks Kettler With Presence

It was the hit of the season last term, even if it came a little bit early on. You may remember this pretty entertaining hockey clip was distributed over the web at the beginning of last season. If you enjoyed … Continue reading

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DevilLou Sells His Cap Space out to 2027

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Chicago: Case Study in Poor Cap Management

The NHL Awards have passed us by, the Stanley Cup has been hoisted by the Chicago Blackhawks and free agency is in full swing. Despite all the time that has passed, Washington Capitals fans are still left yearning from the far too early first round exit from this year’s playoffs. They are left thinking to themselves that could have been us, we do have a lot of the same qualities as the Blackhawks and yet we didn’t go all the way. After what the Hawks have had to do in the last few weeks, do Caps fans really wish they were in the same boat as Chicago though? Continue reading

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Bettman’s Apocalypse – A Distraction from Hockeyless Summer

As July winds down and August draws near, hockey fans everywhere are itching for the NHL to return. This time of hockey drought is difficult; sure, a few storylines remain, like Mats Sundin (the NHL’s version of the Brett Favre … Continue reading

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The Cost of Becoming Competitive is an invaluable resource for monitoring the allotments of millions of dollars to NHL players, and judging your team’s standing in relation to the NHL’s salary cap. It also allows you to play armchair GM a bit during the … Continue reading

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Ovechkin on Crosby’s New Deal

Our good friend Dmitry Chesnokov of Sovetsky Sport (your Russian needs to be pretty polished to read it) was able to reach Alexander Ovechkin by telephone today and get his reaction to Sidney Crosby’s new contract with the Penguins. Here’s … Continue reading

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Jilted GM out West Gets Desperate

TSN is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers†this week†offered†a†lucrative multi-year pact to restricted free agent†winger Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres. Lucrative as in 7 years and $50 million. Edmonton would have had to pony up four first-round draft picks†as compensation … Continue reading

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Silly Season Begins at Noon

Like throngs of shoppers descending upon the mall on the day after Thanksgiving, the NHL’s 30 general managers are getting their credit cards ready for 12:00:01 p.m. this afternoon when the Unrestricted Free Agent signing period begins. The top dogs … Continue reading

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Rolling in Revenue

Wondering if the collective bargaining agreement is proving to be a good move fiscally for the players? Today TSN reports that the NHL will have a $50.3 million salary cap for next season — an increase of more than $6 … Continue reading

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