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Slight rise in 2022-23 salary cap gives Flames a bit of wiggle room

Folks, we’ve been talking about a flat salary cap for the NHL’s 32 teams for awhile, with the pandemic’s implosion of league revenues making it look like a flat $81.5 million cap until the players collectively pay back their escrow debt. Over at Daily Faceoff, our pal Frank Seravalli has reported that league revenues are looking like they’ll bounce back enough in the upcoming season that the cap might nudge up ever-so-slightly for 2022-23.

Here’s what Seravalli says:

According to sources, the NHL is projecting hockey-related revenue in the $4.8 billion range for the upcoming 2021-22 season.