Buzz: The Players Want A Salary Cap of $65 Million

2:55PM: Nick Kypreos said on Hockey Central at Noon that the salary cap fight is turning into big market owners vs small market owners and the big market owners don’t want to see the cap come down.

Doug MacLean once again notes that Gary Bettman warned the big market teams to be careful about how the managed the cap because the CBA was expiring. MacLean adds that the small market teams are “adamant” that the floor is not higher than $44 million.

Kypreos said that Bettman made promises to the small market teams and he is trying to keep them.

8:33AM: According to Chris Johnston, Pierre LeBrun and Katie Strang, the NHLPA is asking the NHL for a salary cap of $65 million in 2013-14.

The NHL is holding firm at their request for the salary cap to be $60 million.

Nick Kypreos tweets “Gary fighting 4 small NHL markets to pay less. Wants big markets like #Canucks dismantling rosters despite NHLPA not asking to cap escrow.”

LeBrun writes at ESPN.com that the NHL is concerned about raising the salary cap and how that would raise the floor. He says that the NHL isn’t interested in having a payroll range more than $16 million.

 

 





5 comments
kniff
kniff

Let's commandeer Cromartie. 


Revis and Cro 2015!!

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

If this is what Emperor Goodell wanted,,,he got it!!

This is the most active and incredible F/A period I have seen in my 45+ years of following footbal!!

You only have yo look at Miami..I think EVERY player on that team is in a state of Flux !!!

bserviss9
bserviss9

Shocker that Miami is your example......

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@bserviss9

It was a comment regarding the INCREDIBLE player movement this FA Mr. Serviss!!

I believe the Jets, Pats and Bills pale by comparison!! Please tell me where I'm wrong !!!