Thread: Salary Cap: 2012-13 Salary Cap
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04-04-2012, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Good call on Winnipeg. The CBA could really much things up. I do expect we could see a lower salary floor as it's going to be $10M higher than the ceiling was post-lockout. Perhaps 50-60% of cap ceiling (making it $32-40M).
Changes in the floor would also increase the ceiling. Technically the "floor" and "ceiling" don't actually exist. The league calculates HRR and multiplies that by 57% (players' revenue split) to calculate the salary midpoint. The CBA decrees that no team may extend further than $8MM from the midpoint. The midpoint is likely to be $61MM. If they change the range to $15MM the floor would be $46MM and ceiling $76MM. They could go a different route and scale the midpoint (since through escrow, player salaries end up being different than their contracts state), but without knowing where exactly escrow adjustments end up hitting, I can't say whether the players would accept that or not.

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