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NHL reports best-ever business for 2010-11, estimates $2.9B in revenue | ProHockeyTalk

The 2010-11 season produced record-breaking business for the league for the fifth straight season, with estimates of about $2.9 billion in revenue by the end of the 2011 playoffs, according to the NHL’s press release.

That ought to push the cap up a million or two, which is good news for the Kings, who (with Drew Doughty, Wayne Simmonds, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Oscar Moller -- not to mention Alexei Ponikarovsky and Michal Handzus -- left to sign) are going to be pressed right up against the ceiling as it is.