Sources tell capgeek.com nine teams will face a cap reduction this coming season because performance bonuses earned pushed them past the upper limit in 2009-10. The Blackhawks lead the way by a long shot at an estimated $4.15 million, but the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are getting hit hard too.
1. Chicago Blackhawks, $4,157,753
2. Boston Bruins, $1,759,795
3. Toronto Maple Leafs, $1,400,000
4. Edmonton Oilers, $354,500
5. San Jose Sharks, $327,500
6. Vancouver Canucks, $90,000
7. Pittsburgh Penguins, $83,979
8. Montreal Canadiens, $68,751
9. Detroit Red Wings, $50,000
I agree that cap savings are the biggest piece for Philly here. I still thought they would have netted more in terms of a prospect(s) here without adding NHL salary.
They wouldn't need to shed the salary of a person who bleeds black and orange if their idiot GM didn't trade for Mezsaros and sign Jody friggen Shelly for more than a mil. They were set up for another cup run and now they've taken a big step back. Gagne's late season push when he was fully healthy is the reason they made the playoffs.