According to a report from TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the NHL salary cap could increase by as much as $5 million for next season. That would push the cap ceiling to $64 million, with the floor reportedly rising to $48 million. Reports in late May had the salary cap pegged to go up by about $4 million for the 2011-12 season, so they weren’t all that far off.

The extra space could go a long way in helping teams like Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Calgary Flames, who are already pressed up against the current $59.4 million cap. If these reports prove accurate, we could see a number of small market teams scrambling to meet the new cap floor.

The salary cap has risen every season since its inception prior to the 2005-06 season when it was set at $39 million.

Comments (2)

  1. [...] complement to the team’s core of Giroux, Carter, and Danny Briere. Although the salary cap is reportedly set to rise to $64 million for next season, the Flyers are still due to be about $1 million over.We’re smack in the middle of the annual [...]

  2. I’d love to see the salary cap go away!

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