Insiders Shed Light on Expected Salary Cap Increase for Next Year

Published August 30, 2023 at 10:14

The National Hockey League's salary cap has been relatively stable for a good while, largely due to the pandemic's effects. This consistent cap situation has created hurdles for various teams, making it tough to hold onto important players, especially the star players, without disrupting the overall team structure. However, there's a possible significant increase in the salary cap that might arrive sooner than anticipated.

Insiders Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek, speaking on Sportsnet's 32 Thoughts Podcast, hint at a noteworthy surge in the salary cap over the next few seasons:

F: The Hagel deal..

M: is a pretty good indication that the cap is going up

F: They're expecting the cap to go up 4 million next year and 5 million the year after.

Should this projected boost come to pass, it could offer most NHL teams the room they need to build more competitive lineups. Deals like those involving Auston Matthews and the aforementioned Hagel could become a bit more manageable.

While the possibility of a 9 million increase in the salary cap three seasons down the road remains uncertain, it could potentially explain the recent trend of teams locking in players for longer terms and substantial financial agreements.

Source bladeofsteel
August 30   |   118 answers
Insiders Shed Light on Expected Salary Cap Increase for Next Year

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