Does that go towards the cap? Cause I'm pretty sure the Canes could afford spending to the cap. They did last year.
Well, the cap will increase for this season, but if Karmanos is willing to spend to the cap regardless of playoff revenue, then the Canes are all set. Most teams modify their budget based upon whether there is playoff revenue, among other factors, including regular season gate receipts, TV revenue, how close they think they are to being a contender, etc.