NHL Lockout: Which Teams Have Been Hurt the Most and Least?

December 31st, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The details of the next collective bargaining agreement (CBA) as well as the extra months of rest due to the lockout will impact how each NHL team addresses its current situation and its plan for the future.

The work stoppage has not benefited every team, but there are some clubs that will be positively affected by the extra time off.

Let's look at the three NHL teams that have been hurt the most by the lockout, and the three teams that have been hurt the least.


Teams Hurt the Most

Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks will be one of the teams hit the hardest by a lowered salary cap in the new CBA. The cap ceiling during the 2013-14 season could be as low as $60 million, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

General manager Mike Gillis has 11 players with contracts that include salary cap hits of over $4 million for the 2013-14 season, the most of any team. These 11 players make up about $48.68 million in salary, which would leave a little over $10 million in cap space (if the new cap is $60 million) for Gillis to fill the rest of the roster.

It's going to be hard for the Ca ...

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