The cap figure
It sounds as though we'll have a definitive answer as to the size of the salary cap for 2007-08 by Friday, which is a good thing considering the free agency frenzy begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning.
How high will it go?
Talk at the entry draft last weekend in Columbus indicated the cap could be as high as $50.5-50.9 million.What we're waiting on is the leaderless players' union, which has to decide whether or not to bump the cap figure up an additional 5 per cent into that $50.9-million range. By all accounts, that's going to happen, which will give everyone a couple more quarters to throw around on Sunday.
UPDATE The Globe and Mail's Tim Wharnsby has more here.