12 thoughts on “NHL Announces $75M Cap Ceiling

  • June 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Not good news but could have been worse ! Now we see if Bowman can work some magic and do something besides handing out very long,lucrative movement contracts.

  • June 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    No movement contracts

  • June 18, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Maybe after the Blackhawks are fully destroyed they’ll come up with a better set of cap rules that allows teams a chance to retain their homegrown talent.

  • June 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Is this with or without the escalator?

  • June 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Seems to be about a 2% escalator by the players from what I see.

  • June 19, 2017 at 1:10 am

    It’ll be really tough to see Kruger go, if that happens. Kind of the coworker who is quiet at parties but always offers to do the jobs no one else wants, and then he thrives there. That’ll be a tough one. Sad to hear about Darls too but he earned that check/starting spot. I am unpopular in this, but I’d like to see vermette around again.

  • June 19, 2017 at 8:49 am


    vermette said he wouldnt come back here again, not the way Q handled him when he was here.

    love Q but hate to hear this from players. its what we were thinking during his time here.. healthy scratch, cmon!

  • June 19, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Opportunities galore for Hayden, Hinostroza, Debrincat, Jurco, Baun, Fortin at forward and Forsling, Rutta, Gustafson on defense.

    Youth, youth, youth.

    Schmaltz and Hartman took full advantage in 2016-17.

  • June 19, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    glad someone else noted that while Q has done a lot for the hawks, they have done a lot for him and he doesn’t walk on water: he has blown thru some serious talent that could have helped us over the last few years: trevor daley (two cups since leaving hawks), nick leddy couldn’t play for Q but was worth 30M$ in the open market, TT was completely ruined by Q putting him all over the lineup and yanking him for the slightest mistakes.

    Q treated vermette like a rookie up from the AHL: all vermette did was lead all centers in FO % and win a few games himself singlehandedly. after getting completely outplayed for 54 minutes, V and TT pull game one in TB 2015 final out of a complete tire fire: Q responds by NOT DRESSING either TT or V for game 3 in chicago which of course we LOSE without them.

    then people wonder why vermette doesn’t care to play for Q….

  • June 20, 2017 at 7:27 am

    COACH Q along with BOWMAN have destroyed the rookies on this team. He praises SHAW’s play for years!!! HARTMAN takes one bad penalty end of season and sticks him in the stands and then 4th line status. I agree, he had o respect for NICK LEDDY and TEUVO or of course DALEY, VERMETTE and GUSTAFSON!!! And if you heard correctly at the end of the season when HOSSA was visibly upset for being relagated to the 3rd line to alongside ECHL or AHL player TANNER KERO, you can see he has people skills problems. ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES, and DOUBLE STANDARDS.

    Time to fire BOWMAN and Q, bring back DOUG WILSON and hire a fresh talented COACH.

  • June 20, 2017 at 7:31 am

    And COACH Q’s obsession of playing players their off wings or off sides on D is ridiculous. SCMUALTZ is a centre, HINO is a centre, HARTMAN is a right wing, PANIC is a left wing, HAYDEN is a right wing, TVR shoots right so leave him there, had enough of HAMMER making back hand flip passes to get out of his zone when he shooting be playing on left side like he did with SOPEL…!!! PLEASE unless your name is KANE, PANARIN or HOSSA, let everyone shine at their natural positions.

  • June 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    When Q first took over for our beloved Savard, I must admit there was a dramatic improvement in the team system overnight that helped lead to 3 cups. However, Q has proved human lately. He scratches productive players. He has NO clue as to how to use a tough player AT ALL. Case in point, Mashinter, DesJardins and TooToo could have had an impact, but Q turned them into P***sys. I pray for another cup in 2017-18, but if they fail, a change of coaches would be a definite silver lining.

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