According to the New York Post, the salary cap will be approximately the same next season.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman last night called dire predictions of a dramatic decrease in the NHL’s salary cap next season “absurd.”
“Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of speculation that the cap’s going to go down 20 percent. That’s absurd. That’s just made-up. It isn’t going to happen,” Bettman said. “I think it will be somewhere near where it is ($56.8 million), up a little, down a little, somewhere near where it is.”
Judging from Bettman’s quote, I would expect the cap to be within a million of the current cap ceiling. This is good news for the Bruins especially since they’ll have serious work to do after the season.