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 23, 2013.

The Rangers goaltending problem, Don Cherry’s “sabermetrics”, the Wild’s penalty-killing woes, Jarome Iginla’s cold start, remembering Roman Hamrlik’s career, and more. BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert believes the Rangers goaltending...

Analysis of Potential Changes in Upcoming NHL CBA.

My take on some recently reported potential changes for NHL free agency, trades, waivers, contracts and more. Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star reported Tuesday of a number of issues the NHL and NHLPA had “more or less” agreed upon, those they were moving closer to, as...

NHL Blog Beat – July 17, 2012.

Arbitration explained, debunking the myth of “runaway salaries”, five reasons the Islanders future is in Brooklyn, catching up with former Avalanche enforcer Scott Parker, a humorous look at the NHL owners “other” CBA demands, and Dustin Penner...

High-Salaried NHL Teams Still More Successful.

When the current NHL CBA was implemented, NHL fans were told it would level the playing surface, making it possible for all 30 teams to have a shot at Stanley Cup contention. That, however, ultimately failed to work out a promised. Under the previous NHL CBA, which...