Morning Buzz on the Penguins
All of a sudden the Pittsburgh Penguins get to operate under a little bit bigger budget than expected, with news of the salary cap expected to be set at $64 million for the 2011-2012 season.
After the owner meetings in March, word out of the organization is that the team had expectations of the cap to be somewhere in the $62.5 million range.
What does the extra wiggle room mean for the Penguins?
When it comes to their key negotiations with Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis and Mike Rupp, not much, most notably Dupuis and Rupp.
What number the Penguins have in mind with Dupuis and Rupp isn't going to change. However, with the cap going up $4.6 million, it does give the Penguins the ability to be more aggressive in free agency than they might have expected to be.... of course if they intend to choose that route.
Here's a look at some different scenarios: