Jun 28, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT
The NHL and NHLPA announced today that the salary cap floor for the 2012-13 season has been set at $54.2 million.
That figure could fall if the players’ share of revenues is reduced under the terms of the new CBA, all else staying equal. (It could also go up, according to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman.)
Regardless of where it ends up exactly, there are teams that will need to spend/take on money this summer to get above the floor.
Take Phoenix – according to CapGeek, the Coyotes have just $38.9 million in committed cap payroll for next season, and that’s with 18 players (the max is 23) under contract.
The Coyotes did add Zbynek Michalek’s $4 million cap hit in a trade with the Penguins, but they’ll have to add more to get above the floor.
Other clubs flirting with the lower limit:
Anaheim ($39.3 million, 14 under contract) – And that’s with Bobby “Move me” Ryan’s $5 million hit.
Nashville ($34.9 million, 14) – Assuming he’s not traded and signs another one-year deal, Shea Weber should get the Predators to around $43 million. Sergei Kostitsyn and Colin Wilson are RFAs that need raises.
Dallas ($39.6 million, 16) – Jamie Benn is RFA and should get a big raise.
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