Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal tweeted on Monday morning that sources have put dollar amounts onto estimates regarding the ever-increasing revenues being enjoyed by the NHL.
Botta reports revenues NHL revenues will be around $3.7 billion this year, and could reach $4 billion next year.
James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail subsequently tweeted that these revenue increases should make reasonable cap increase expectations around $6 million over each of the next two years.
NHL’s cap could well rise $6-million+ both this summer and next, hitting $76-million by 2015-16. Floor would be about $20-mil less.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 9, 2014
These estimates should help the Blackhawks as they look ahead to the new deals of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad hitting the books for the 2015-16 season.