Some Painful Truths About the NHL Salary Cap

Recent reports forecasting the possible stagnation of the NHL salary cap for 2015-16 serves as a potentially stark lesson of how it could handcuff teams with limited cap space.  Here’s a look at some painful truths we’ve learned over the years about the...

NHL Blog Beat – October 26, 2014

In today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness:  NHL facing a Canadian dollar problem, early Calder Trophy watch, the Red Wings’ Stephen Weiss conundrum, examining sports hernia surgery and more.  GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe pries open his NHL grab bag to...

The Tumbling Loonie and The NHL.

The ongoing decline of the Canadian dollar could affect next season’s salary cap, as well as the ability of some Canadian teams to keep pace with other free-spending teams. This isn’t the first time I’ve brought up this topic, having done so in July...

The Salary Cap Didn’t Save Canadian Teams.

The myth persists the salary cap “saved” Canadian NHL teams. So what did save those teams? Read on to find out! Recently I was reading about the “Hockey Guilty Pleasures” of the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater, and under the question, “What’s the...