According to reports on Wednesday afternoon, pending the NHLPA’s approval the NHL salary cap ceiling for the 2018-19 season will be between $79.5-80.0M.
Bettman: cap expected to be between 79.5 and 80. In hands of NHLPA right now. That number includes 1.2 per cent inflator. Not finalized yet, tho.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 20, 2018
If you play with the roster options the Blackhawks have available on Capfriendly, Chicago should have more room to work with this summer than any time since they won the Cup in 2010.