Moore was the reason that Martin St. Louis’ NHL-high consecutive games played streak of 499 ended Thursday night, after he took a puck near the eye during the morning skate before the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Rangers 3-2 in a shootout to end a five-game losing streak.
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The Growth of the Salary Cap
The NHL Collective-Bargaining Agreement that was ratified after the 2004-2005 lockout ended an entire NHL season included a salary cap with a maximum cap of $39 million on a team, and $7.8 million on a single player. Today, just one season before the current CBA expires the NHLs max cap has grown over $25 million to $64.3 million. In fact the 2011-2012 lower limit of $48.3 million is $9.3 million more than the inaugural years maximum cap.
Keeping a close eye on the Stamkos deal in Tampa? No? Well, start researching.
Reports constantly coming out of Tampa Bay are saying that the Stamkos and Lightning parties are decently far apart in what it’s going to take to lock up the star 21-year old center.
The Lightning first overall pick in 2008 has recorded nearly a point per game in his young NHL career at 232 points in 243 games (0.95/game). At the age of 20, Stamkos won the Rocket Richard trophy for most goals scored in an NHL season with 51. He showed no signs of slowing down this past season as he recorded 91 points in a full 82 game season with 45 goals.