NHL Free Agents: Three NHL Teams With Cap Room and Their Needs

July 5th, 2010 by Mike MacDonald Leave a reply »
The NHL has announced that the salary cap for the 2010-11 season will be $59.4 Million dollars and that each team must spend $43.4 Million (cap floor).

It's hard to believe that 23 teams have already spent, at least, the cap floor amount of $43.4 Million dollars.

On average, each NHL team has spent roughly $48 Million dollars and have committed salary to 18 players.

Teams like Calgary, Philadelphia, Vancouver and Pittsburgh have added money to their cap situations since the free agent period began on July 1st.

While a few teams like the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks have purged some salary. The Hawks have only 12 players committed to next season at just over $50 million dollars...

There are three teams right now that have a boat load of cash available, granted that it's available on paper first as some of the NHL teams are placed on budgets from their respective owners, but in theory, they have the cash and they also have the need.

Signing free agents is a risky venture.

Look at the New York Rangers.

They have been trying for years to re-build their team onn the fly, sort of, b ...

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