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By Mark Allred Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
The National Hockey League announced today that the mandated Salary Cap of $73 million last season will be operating on a league-wide cap of $75 million for the 2017-18 year. This is great news for teams like the Bruins who could use all the room they can as they work hard this offseason to build a solid roster for next year and future needs.
NHL and NHLPA announce a $75M salary cap ceiling for next season. That’s certainly better than the early, ominous flat cap reports
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) June 18, 2017
According to what the experts at Cap Friendly have to say the Bruins team could have as much as $12 million in available funds. Of course, a better part of that might be contributed to restricted free agent David Pastrnak as he looks to stay with the team. Regardless of when deals are going to be made a little wiggle room, and flexibility with the cap might not be a bad situation for the Bruins especially if this organization is in desperate need of additions via trade at deadline time in the spring of 2018.
NHL/NHLPA announce $75 M cap for next season, up from $73 M this past year
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 18, 2017
Sounds like NHL players will endorse a $75-million salary cap for next season. Vote taking place. Announcement could come today.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 16, 2017
— SiriusXM NHL Network (@SiriusXMNHL) June 18, 2017