NHL Proposes Sharp Salary Cap Increase

The NHL salary cap rose for the first time in three seasons this year, setting at $82.5 million for the 2022-23 season.[1]COVID-19 had a significant negative impact on the NHL’s revenue streams. Commissioner Gary Bettman asserted the league had suffered losses of more than $1 billion.[2] Over the past four seasons, the salary cap has remained... Continue Reading →

ASU Scores Powerplay on the Coyotes

In February of 2022, and discussed at length in “Coyotes Find New Home at ASU,” the Arizona Coyotes are set to play home games at a new arena on the campus of Arizona State University (“ASU”), starting with this season and continuing through the 2024-25 season, with an option for the 2025-26 season.[1] The Coyotes entered into... Continue Reading →

Hockey Canada’s Continuing Legal Crisis

Hockey Canada, the National Governing Body in Canada that manages teams in Canada from entry-level all the way to the World Championships and the Olympic Games, has been rocked by allegations of sexual assault by its players.[1]Following alleged group sexual assaults in 2003 and 2018, police have launched investigations into the 2003 and 2018 World... Continue Reading →

Vegas Circumventing the Cap? Part 2

One of the most contentious issues in the NHL is the use of Long Term Injured Reserve (“LTIR”) to navigate the salary cap. As previously noted in “NHL Salary Cap Issues: Circumventing the Cap?”[1] teams have often used LTIR to stay under the salary cap, and then activate players during the playoffs when the salary cap... Continue Reading →

The NHL Lottery System Explained

As the NHL season comes to an end, and sixteen teams punch their tickets to the post-season, the remaining teams that did not qualify still have something to look forward to, the NHL Draft Lottery. While a date has yet to be set for the lottery, at some point following the completion of the season,... Continue Reading →

Dadonov Trade Rejected by the NHL

March 21, 2022 marked a major day on the NHL calendar, the Trade Deadline. As it passed, numerous teams either added pieces for a playoff push, or traded players for additional draft capital. One team in an interesting position is the Vegas Golden Knights. Prior to the season, Vegas was considered one of the favorites... Continue Reading →

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