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Salary Cap increased to 75 million for 2017-18

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NHL salary cap $75M for 2017-18 season

 
 
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NEW YORK — The NHL salary cap has been set at $75 million for this season in a slight increase over last year.

The league and NHL Players' Association announced the cap and the salary floor of $55.4 million in a joint statement Sunday. The figures are set by the league's hockey-related revenue.

It's an increase of $2 million from the $73 million cap last season, as players elected to use their escalator clause to raise it.

Even a slight increase can help several teams that are up against the cap, like the Chicago Blackhawks and Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals. For budget teams, the floor increased just $1.4 million from $54 million.

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights must spend at least to the salary floor in their first season.

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I think 75M is a fair deal for all teams and the smaller market teams can still reach it. Anything above $75M I think is too much for the NHL and it would just turn back to the old days where only the rich teams could afford the super stars.

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Makes sense.  The expansion hoopla I think will be good for the league as well.  Las Vegas can probably spend pretty close to the max this season and maybe even compete for a playoff spot...

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