With the NHL board of governors meeting early next week in California, we'll be hearing a lot about next year's salary cap.

According to TSN insider Bob McKenzie, the NHL's salary cap next season could be right back to where it was before the lockout, way up at $70M. This isn't exactly breaking news, but it is the first time that we've heard someone who has connections with the league admit how much the cap will be rising.

James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail wrote at the end of November that the new Canadian broadcast rights deal will have a big impact on the salary cap, with $70 million being a very conservative number going forward. The large influx of cash into the NHL's coffers could see a $100M cap ceiling by the time the current CBA expires.