Jerry Bruckheimer

NHL teams will be allowed to spend more next season

NHL teams will be allowed to spend more next season

NHL teams will be allowed to spend more next season.

Commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters at the conclusion of the league's board of governors meeting Friday that the projected salary cap for 2018-19 will be somewhere between $78 million and $82 million, up from the current $75 million.

"The league has never been healthier," Bettman said in a ballroom at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. "The game has never been healthier. Our franchises have never been healthier. Our fan base has never been better."

Bettman said hockey-related revenue will be around $4.54 billion this season, an 8.2 percent increase.

The league opened the board of...

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