I don’t see how McKenzie can say the cap for next season “is” $70.3MM. For one thing, players haven’t voted on whether or not to add the 5% inflator. (I guess I need to check to see if the inflator is even employed in the last season of the current CBA.) Still, interesting potential news.
Keeping in mind there’s a new CBA coming hopefully, upper limit of salary cap for next season technically speaking is $70.3M. [...] In other words, IF the CBA weren’t expiring, next season’s salary cap based on Hockey Related Revenue would be $70.3M. But CBA is expiring.