The Stanley Cup has been handed out, placing the lockout-shortened 2013 season squarely in the rear-view mirror. Attention quickly shifts to the summer, when free agency, trades and draft maneuvers routinely reshape the NHL pecking order.
The league salary cap ensures that every squad has an opportunity to make inroads toward a title each offseason. Whether or not an organization chooses to take advantage of cap space is entirely up to the front office's agenda.
As the curtain opens on another busy offseason, here's a look at the salary cap situation for all 30 NHL teams. The cap is projected at $64.3 million, a $4.9 million increase from last year.
All salary cap figures courtesy of CapGeek.com.