NHL and NHLPA agree to move free agency start date, trading cap space
We know the talk between the owners and players has been littered with talk about how far apart they are on many issues, but there is common ground being reached.
Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star reports the two sides have “more or less” agreed on a number of issues and some of them are pretty fun.
Moving the start of free agency to June 15 or 48 hours after the Stanley Cup has been awarded, whichever is later.
Ability to trade salary cap space and give teams better ability to get out from loaded deals.
Elimination of re-entry waivers.
Neutral third-party arbitrators to weigh in on on-and-off-ice punishment.
A joint health committee.
Minimum roster requirements so teams couldn’t dress fewer players to dodge salary cap problems.