NHL Players looking at major changes to try and increase salary cap

Published May 27, 2023 at 4:04 PM

The National Hockey League is always looking for ways to drive revenue and make more money season over season, that's nothing new, but the way they're looking at doing it next season is nothing short of controversial.

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the NHL Players Association is open to the option of moving the NHL schedule from 82 to 84 games to have the cap go up more than planned; take a look:

The Players' Association is on record that the union will not be willing to raise the escrow ceiling of six percent for each of the next three seasons as a trade-off for elevating the cap above $83.5 million.

We have learned that the PA is willing to discuss increasing the schedule to 84 games.

This comes after the NHLPA wouldn't be winning to raise the escrow over the next three seasons.

This makes sense for a couple of reasons, the longer the regular season goes, the more the league should be able to drive gate revenues and, you could potentially even up divisional matchups with 2 more games on the schedule.

The NHL did move to an 84 game schedule 30 years ago, but it was a short experiment that only lasted 2 seasons from 92'-94'.

Would you be in favour of this if it meant getting to move the cap ceiling? I know I would be.
May 27   |   111 answers
NHL Players looking at major changes to try and increase salary cap

Would you be in favour of the expanded schedule?

Yes5045 %
No2421.6 %
More hockey would be great1412.6 %
The season is too long already2320.7 %
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