Under the new CBA, the Chicago Blackhawks may have some cap casualties.
On Monday, the NHL and NHLPA quietly agreed to a Collective Bargaining Agreement, keeping hockey alive and well through the 2025-2026 season. But after a close look at the details, the salary cap could be problematic for the Chicago Blackhawks. Per reports, the NHL Salary Cap will be “kept close” to $81.5 million for the next three seasons or until the league reaches a hockey-related revenue of $4.8 billion.
And with a projected total cap hit of $72 million for players already under contract – along with $1 million in cap overage from this season – the Blackhawks will have about $8.5 million to work with in free agency. Obviously, Stan Bowman, assuming he’s still around, will prioritize his guys first before looking to the free-agent market for help.