Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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05-21-2011, 01:26 PM
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Larry Brooks mentioned the lack of bonus cushion in his column last month

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But as 2011-12 represents the final year of the CBA, the 7.5-percent bonus cushion that allows clubs to defer up to that amount in performance bonuses on entry level and over-35 contracts will disappear. According to several sources, that will be an important consideration that is expected to prompt to players to vote for the escalator.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_...#ixzz1N0nBWROO

Escrow deductions decreased during this season.

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Good news (relatively speaking), NHL and NHLPA have set 3rd quarter escrow rate @ 10%, down from. 13.5% in 2nd qtr and 17% in 1st qtr.
https://twitter.com/#!/TSNBobMcKenzi...87131387092992

Brian Lawton touched on the importance of more playoff games. He was an agent and TB GM for two years

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Game 7's mean great news for players and big market teams? Why because more games reduce escrow amount/ increase the CAP the following yr.
https://twitter.com/#!/brianlawton9/...32884015218688

The NHLPA had the $62.2M number which was in the Brooks article which is based on the union's assessment of the marketplace. Daly sees the numbers.

Dave Schoalts who has good NHL sources reported $63M last month.

The NHL gave some projections at their BOG meetings last December. Those projections have been revised.

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman gave the governors a report at their annual meeting on Monday of what the league’s executives believe the cap will be next season, based on revenue so far in 2010-11. While Bettman did not make an official announcement, word around the annual meetings is that the cap could rise by as much as $3-million (all currency U.S.) next season to $62.4-million.

The $3-million increase is also based on the assumption the NHL players will invoke their right to bump the projected cap by 5 per cent. They have done so every year since the collective agreement was reached in 2005.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle1826348/

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