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NHL Salary Cap increases to $79.5 Million

Don has some wiggle room to play with now...

2016 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images

Along with the NHL Regular Season schedule, there was talk of the Cap going up, and lo-and-behold, it was announced that the NHL Salary Cap has been moved up, being set at $79.5 Million Dollars.

This gives the Bruins roughly $11,984,333 in Cap Space to play around with to get free agents signed, get their all their RFAs to new contracts, and possibly begin talks to get longer-term deals set up.

NHL Free Agency and the Draft are setting up to be an absolute gong show of crazy trades and acquisitions, and Ilya Kovalchuk is still up in the air with several teams. Who knows what this number could look like on the first of July?

Whatever the case, let’s get ready for some fun times around here!