Looking at Cap-Crunched Teams in the NHL


The dust is starting to settle from the NHL free agency, although some big names – mostly Nazim Qadri – are still available.

We’ve also seen some bargains; As always, many of those moves involved salary dumping. While more deals and signings will happen, many teams are facing a major problem.

According to CapFri Friendly, nine NHL teams prepare to spend above the salary cap in 2022-2023. With LTIR, however, not all of these teams are in trouble…at least for now, but these teams will be keeping a close eye on their cap this season, and will need to tackle the numbers if they intend to make any additions to their roster.