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01-08-2014, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by snipeit View Post
That's a strong statement, though you making some valid points. I still think we should shop them both and at least trade one of them, if we can get a nice return of course.
Not really. Each year, the NHLPA has the right to escalate the cap 5% higher per the CBA. So, based on the TV deals for NBC and constant money and now Sportsnet, there will be an increase to the cap 2 years from now. Projections show a 71 million cap after this season. I believe that is with the 5%. That is without that money. The following season should be near 80 with regular growth and the 5% escalation. If the amount becomes stagnant, the players increasing the cap each year will result in that 100 number most likely way before this current CBA expiring. We will see arguments the owners want a 90 million cap at the next CBA expiration like we saw them want 60 with this version.

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