Skip to main content

Report: cap to break $53 million mark next season

The NHL salary cap is going up, again.

In just three seasons since the lockout, the cap has already gone from $34.5 million to $50.3 million and, according to a Toronto Star source, it is expected to rise by at least another $3 million for the 2008-09 season.

With player salaries tied directly to overall league revenues, it would seem the NHL is as robust as ever.

Experts point to the rising Canadian dollar and the all-around health of the game north of the 49th as the main reasons.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has also said merchandising and ticket revenues are up across the league.

TOP HEADLINES

Roope Hintz
Play

Stars Sign Roope Hintz to Massive Eight-Year Extension

The Dallas Stars have signed forward Roope Hintz to a blockbuster eight-year contract extension that keeps him through the 2030-31 season.

Pavel Zacha
Play

NHL Stat Pack: Bruins Streak, Blackhawks Slide and Kraken Surge

Carol Schram shares the stats behind the news, including the Boston Bruins' record-setting home win streak and if the Seattle Kraken are Cup contenders.

Lawson Crouse
Play

NHL All-In Power Rankings: Bottom Five

These five NHL teams want nothing to do with the Stanley Cup playoffs this year and everything to do with many Cup runs after a hefty rebuild.