While every NHL team is closely monitoring the progress being made on a new CBA, a few teams are anxiously awaiting what the salary cap will look like in the new deal.
Darren Dreger of TSN reported in late August on the numbers that the owners are looking for the cap to be in the next CBA.
Proposed Salary Caps: all projected and fixed: 2012/13 - $58M 2013/14 -$60M. 2014/15-$62M. 2015/16-$64.2M. 2016/17 - $67.6M 2017/18 - $71.1M— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) August 29, 2012
There are plenty of teams close to the current salary cap that may have to make substantial moves to eliminate salary in the near future if the cap ceiling is significantly decreased for next season.
Let's look at six teams closely watching the salary cap arguments, as well as a potential amnesty buyout clause candidate from each team in case that is something clubs can use in the new CBA.
Note: Salary information courtesy of Capgeek.com, quotes via Bruins media website.