Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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04-25-2011, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by azrok22 View Post
New NBC/Versus deal is slated to pay the NHL $200m per year for the next 10 years. The old deal paid the NHL $77m per year.

This won't affect the 2011-2012 cap, but will affect 2012-2013. The player's share of hockey related revenue is 55%.

200-77 = 123

123 x .55 = 67.65

67.65 / 30 = 2.255

So in addition to other factors that have driven the salary cap up each year, the cap should go up an additional $2.255m in 2012-2013.

Note: The current CBA expires on September 15, 2012 and the players don't have the option of extending the CBA this time, so the playing field may change entirely.
You are assuming that the current cap structure will stay in place. Not so fast...probably the number one objective in the next negotiation for the owners will be reducing the cap to a percentage closer to 50.

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