Geoff Baker: Here’s how the NHL’s hard salary cap will affect the Kraken in their first season
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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Folks have asked about differences I anticipate between covering the Kraken and the NHL versus the 16 seasons I spent following Major League Baseball’s Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays. Well, I can tell you before even covering a single Kraken game that the NHL’s hard salary cap will likely be the biggest. As we saw at last week’s trade deadline when cash-strapped NHL teams used third party “broker” squads to offset salary, cap considerations seemingly loom over every league transaction. The cap-pressed Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman David Savard from Columbus, but only after …

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