Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 11/18/14

 

Our faith was weak.  We doubted him all summer long.  We said, what the hell Kenny?  What happened to that plan?  When did it change from being an active player in the market to sitting on your ass?  We were pissed. 

We should have known better, but we are, alas, just mere fans.

Turns out, it’s looking like Holland was smarter than us and almost every other GM in the league. Of course he was.

Take a look at the NHL’s recent proposal as explained by Puck Daddy today:

The National Hockey League's counterproposal to its players on Tuesday included a reduction of the salary cap from its expected $70.2 million for 2012-13 down to $58 million for next season. It would slowly creep up over the six-year term to $71.1 million in the final season.

This was expected. That there wouldn't be a rollback on existing contracts, as the NHL stated in its proposal, was a shocker...

So let's see: a $58 million salary cap with no rollback on existing contracts. Which would mean, via Cap Geek's numbers that over half the NHL would be over the cap should $58 million become the ceiling.

Detroit’s cap hit?  $57 million, under the proposed cap of $58 million by less than a 1M bucks.  

Hit the jump for more on Kenny's genius: 

 Boom.   It’s almost like Kenny could see into the future or something. 

What’s going to happen to the teams that are as much as $10 million over the cap?  Puck Daddy has some ideas, but who knows.  All I know is that if teams like Vancouver or Minnesota have to cut 10 million from their payroll, there’s going to be some quality players suddenly available on the free market. 

Of course, this is just a proposal, but it’s one that I can see the NHLPA working with and I believe it would be a decent basis from which they will work with. 

And of course it’s looking like Kenny was right all along. 

 

 

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