The Score: Gary Bettman projects 2015-16 salary cap at $71.5 million. This means NHL franchises should have around $2.5 million more in cap space to build their rosters for next season. The $71.5-million figure is lower than early estimates, which were hampered by the Canadian dollar’s recent struggles.
Sportsnet: The Philadelphia Flyers have former Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins on their coaching short list. The Flyers coaching candidate list also includes Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings and Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins.
NHL.com: Forward Evgeni Malkin plans to finish his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Malkin said he has no intention to leave the Penguins. Malkin believes the proper pieces are in place for the Penguins to remain a Stanley Cup contender.
“I like this city,” Malkin said Sunday during the Penguins’ final media availability of the season. “I’d like to stay here. I have a house here. My parents love to stay here. We won one time, a Stanley Cup . Me and [Sidney Crosby], and [Marc-Andre Fleury], I believe we can do it again.”
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