July 24, 2007

Ooh, NHL team salaries.: So, you're a Leaf fan and you're looking for some new ammo to throw at your Sens-loving country cousin? Show 'em how screwed they're gonna be next summer when Heatley, Redden (UFAs) and Spezza (RFA) will all be free agents then. Or you just want to take a quick look at where every team is in regards to the cap? This is the site to use then.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 10:48 AM - 7 comments

These guys are good. Their charts are already updated with Emery's shiny new contract. Also, there are rumours about the Sens locking in Heatley for a fairly reasonable, if lengthy, price.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:26 AM on July 24, 2007

Great stuff. I love the fact that the chart doesn't even begin to get long enough to account for the full term of DiPietro's contract. Looking two years out, it's interesting that most teams are in the $20-30MM range for committed salaries in 08-09, but Anaheim has $44MM committed, albeit with only four significant impending free agents (most teams will have more holes to fill). Philly comes in second with about $42MM committed in 08-09, followed by Boston with about $40MM. Love the average age bit as well. As usual, the Red Wings are an old (the oldest!) team, but I think Hasek and Chelios, among others, significantly throw the average off.

posted by holden at 11:44 AM on July 24, 2007

Bruins are still paying Zhamnov. I'd forgotten about that. Thanks for nothing, NoMich.

posted by yerfatma at 11:49 AM on July 24, 2007

If next year the NHL doesn't generate as much revenue as it did this year will the salary cap go down?

posted by GOD at 06:54 PM on July 24, 2007

This is excellent, thanks for the link. Anyone have a link to an NBA version done this nicely?

posted by mullacc at 04:15 AM on July 25, 2007

It's not done as nicely (doesn't have all the same types of data points), but Hoops Hype has a good NBA salary list.

posted by holden at 07:52 AM on July 25, 2007

If next year the NHL doesn't generate as much revenue as it did this year will the salary cap go down? Yes. The Salary Cap is directly tied to league revenue. 54% for player salaries is the maximum allowed. If revenues are below projections, salaries paid for the upcoming season can be reduced through the escrow set aside to ensure the 54%, and the following season's cap would go down. I think.

posted by garfield at 08:53 AM on July 25, 2007

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