The pandemic has already caused havoc on so many businesses and industries, and it will soon impact some NHL superstars. Once the NHL and NHLPA pass a new CBA that does not raise the cap ceiling for several seasons, many teams will be forced to find that cap space in other ways.
Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers’ salary cap issues
One team that would be the poster child for being negatively impact by the cap ceiling not going up are the New York Rangers. After deciding to keep Chris Kreider to the tune of $6.5 million, the Rangers made their available cap money for restricted free agents a lot less.