Is there a formula based on the real NHL salary cap that is being used to reach this new number? If so, it should be posted for transparency and if not, then it'd be helpful if the cap is based on a formula that way owners will know what to expect a little better when the real NHL cap fluctuates up or down.
If you use the current NHL cap of 64.3M and divide by 20 players that dress every night, it comes to 3,215 per player.
Our cap was 45,630,000 divided by 14, which is 3.259 per player which was just under 2% above the 3.215 per player.
Now we are using 6.5% which gives us the $47,936,000
Okay so then is it my understanding that the cap will remain at this 6.5% rate for next year too? Otherwise to owners it just feels like it's arbitrarily being moved up and down and they have no way to make plans for how to manage their team in the future. It's nice to keep consistency with a set formula.