Not sure exactly when the NHL will announce next season’s cap number, but the general managers will reportedly learn it tomorrow when they meet in Las Vegas.
The GMs have a media availability tomorrow, tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Perhaps they’ll share the details then. At some point, the league will make it official with a press release. They did it last year at the draft.
The 2015-16 cap has been the subject of intense speculation this season. A plunging Canadian dollar combined with ongoing player dissatisfaction related to escrow had many wondering if it could be significantly lower than the $73 million figure that commissioner Gary Bettman pegged in December.
In April, Bettman trimmed his prediction to $71.5 million. Considering the cap was $69 million this past season, we’re not talking about a big bump at all.