Teams may struggle to keep rosters intact 

November, 8, 2012

Gary Bettman, Dustin BrownChristian Petersen/Getty ImagesDustin Brown is due for a new deal, which could pinch the Kings' cap situation.
When the NHL released its mid-October CBA offer to the public, everyone got a glimpse as to how the league was prepared to help teams manage the salary cap this season when it drops dramatically.

In that offer, the upper limit of the salary cap was $59.9 million, but a transition rule allowed teams to exceed it for only one season, permitting spending up to $70.2 million. That clause would prevent teams from having to dump major salaries in the short period of time between the CBA finalization and the start of the season.