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11-06-2011, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by azrok22 View Post
Next year will also be the first year which the new national TV deal will be factored into hockey related revenue. That deal will pay the NHL approximately $200m annually. It's definitely a possibility that the cap could go up even with a decrease in the player's share.

Yeah, one way or another, I really don't see the cap dropping significantly without a commensurate salary cut. The idea that team managers would want to take away $6 from their cap space is ridiculous. It would put half the league in an absolute cap hell.

The cut has to be 1) gradual; 2) replaced by increased revenue; and/or 3) tied to a salary cut.

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