Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, It’s about money outside of the system, Canceler-in-Chief Gary Bettman and deputy Bill (The Hill) Daly maintain in turning a studied blind eye to the pain 10 NHL teams will endure trying to comply with the cap without a mechanism to ease compliance. For example, the Flyers project to having $2.5 million of space to fill seven spots (about $7.5 million to fill eight spots if Chris Pronger is on long-term-inactivity); the Canucks project to having $4.6 million to fill 10 roster spots; the Canadiens would already be over the cap with seven spots unfilled; the Penguins would have $7.4 million to fill eight spots; the Bruins would be in big trouble; and the small-market Lightning would have $2.5 million to fill eight spots. The Rangers would be in a very tight spot themselves — about $2.7 million to sign seven players — if forced to accommodate Wade Redden’s cap hit even if the defenseman is on the AHL roster on a contract signed under the e...
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