During the season -- and before the trade deadline -- this listing shows the amount of annualized cap hit(s) each team can take on today and at the trade deadline. Typically, this number increases -- often significantly -- as the trade deadline approaches.
After the deadline, this listing shows the projected spending and the projected cap space each team will finish with if their roster doesn't change.
In the off-season, or projections for future seasons, this listing shows the spending and the cap space each team will have on the opening day of the upcoming season, based on a projected roster.
Player profiles list salary in black followed by cap hit in blue. Also included are performance bonuses and signing bonuses (included in salary) and AHL salary, for two-way contracts only.