Posts tagged "salary cap"

Want to play Stan Bowman? makes it easy

Let’s face it…very few of us are capable of figuring out how the NHL’s salary cap works.  There are 1000 rules, loopholes, and bonuses to factor in…plus math blows. is a great website that’s been around for a while, but it just got infinitely better.  They’ve added a salary cap calculator.  Now YOU can... Read more »

As deadline approaches, Blackhawks can't hesitate

The NHL trade deadline comes this Wednesday, and the Hawks are expected to be active.  They have one of the top teams in the league, but are staring down salary cap issues this summer, and a weak link that is weighing heavy on everyone’s mind.  The Hawks, as currently constructed, are good enough to win... Read more »

Blackhawks trade Barker to Wild for Johnsson and Leddy

Right before the Olympic trade freeze, which began at 2pm today, the Blackhawks traded Cam Barker to the Minnesota Wild for defensemen Kim Johnsson and Nick Leddy.  In my opinion, this is a steal of a trade.  The Blackhawks needed to dump salary before next season, and Barker was the likely victim anyway.  In return,... Read more »

Kane, Toews, and Keith deals in a holding pattern

If you’re wondering why the contract extensions for Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith haven’t been announced yet, it’s because the Hawks need to juggle some salary issues before they can be put though.  I can’t even begin to understand or explain how it works, so I’ll let TSN’s Bob McKenzie explain: Patrick Kane... Read more »