Ok, so I guess within the next 5 years we should be approaching the 100 million dollar mark. Which begs the question what was the point of the Lock Out if the salary cap keeps going up.
Apparently so Bettman can burden the league with more unprofitable franchises:
Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger 19m
Bettman says lots of expressions of interest in expansion. NHL is willing to listen. However, decision to expand hasn't been made
Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger 18m
Bettman says franchises have never been stronger. Says everything in due course if due course is going to happen. Very much undecided.
It's funny how when headed into a lockout most of the franchises are near the brink of disaster. Once they've negotiated the cap down, the franchises are stronger than ever. Nevermind that Phoenix thing...