With all RFAs signed, we can now speculate on next year's cap situation. Here's a quick mock-up I made on capgeek:
This is assuming a $70 million cap. Either way, with the buyout of Richards and the cap going up there will be plenty of room to sign all the key free agents. I think I was being more than generous here with raises. Obviously I don't think they will be playing 3 rookies on the 4th line, but this is just to show that there is plenty of room to sign a few FA's if need be.
Yeah, this is why I'm not even worried about the cap next season even if Richards puts up 90 points this year and we decide not to be him out. We're still going to be fine.
We don't pay Nash like he's a top 5 player. It only seems that way because his contract doesn't fluctuate any. We do pay him like a 1st line player, which he is.
His contract is back loaded. He gets paid more money every year. And yes Nash is paid like a top 5 player, which he is not
The cap hit is what matters and his cap hit is too much.
We aren't a budget team.
But at the end of the day it isn't a huge amount but still, in a year where the salary cap went down and we have a guy sitting out for a few hundred thousand dollars. You look up and down the roster thats one spot we could have used the savings
There's a better article in Sports Business Daily but I'm sure not many have a subscription to that.
The sporting news article believes the cap could increase $3 million based on the tv deal alone. So maybe it will increase a little more than expected.
The NHL will receive $350 million annually, to be divided up amongst the 30 teams. This was a huge deal for the NHL.
The TV deal wasn't a surprise. The new money comes into play for 15-16 cap. The NHL projected $1B increase in revenue in 3 years during the summer. The Rogers deal is worth $4.9B in US dollars. The cap is determined in US dollars. The first year is worth $300M. It escalates over the 12 years. Its $500M plus at the end. The NHL gets $150M as an upfront payment spread out over the first 2 years. $375M in the first year.
Rogers will pay the NHL $300 million in the first year and will gradually increase to approximately mid-$500 million in the final year. The deal also includes an upfront payment of $150 million spread over the first two years of the contract.
How great will McD's contract look if the cap is even at $90 million for the last year of it? He will account for 5% of the total cap...
Why the hell did we have a second lockout again?
Originally Posted by ecemleafs
with projections like that im not sure we buyout richards if he finishes the year with 60+ points.
With those projections, the salary re-capture penalties will be so much less severe than originally thought that the chances of these players also being traded comes back into the realm of possibility.