Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/14
The NHL’s salary cap is in a constant state of flux. Hockey Night In Canada’s Elliotte Friedman reported a little over a week ago that the cap could rise to $80-million in four years. In this hfboards thread Globe and Mail hockey reporter James Mirtle projects the cap to be around $70-million in 2014-15 (Mirtle’s comment is comment #12); a $5.7-million increase from where the cap is for this season. These are just projections of course but a rising salary cap is good news for the Toronto Maple Leafs who have only 10 players signed for the 2014-15 season. If the cap does in fact rise to $70-million the Leafs will have around $38.7-million to spend on 13 players according to CapGeek. This is important because there are a few key players who are either still unsigned or will have their contracts end after this season. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf are two players who are in the latter category. Kessel has established himself as one of the best goal-scorers in the NHL and will be paid ...
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