Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/7/13
Let’s drop the puck, finally The NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement and the race to get home for training camp is already underway. As the NHL and its players snap back to business as usual the major aspects of a new deal have already begun to surface, and many of those changes have specific implications for the Canucks. The Cap https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/statuses/287892971041468416 As reported by Pierre LeBrun the upper limit of the 2012/13 cap will be $60-million, however teams will be permitted to spend up to the original amount of $70.2-million. As of this morning the Canucks have 23 players signed for a total of $67-million, leaving Mike Gillis just over $2.4-million to work with over the next couple weeks to finalize the roster. Opening Night https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/statuses/287891918338265088 Two scenarios have been suggested for potential NHL start dates: a 50-game season beginning on January 15th, or a 4...
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