The number was finally revealed on Tuesday afternoon, falling about where everyone expected.
Now, for some teams like the Blackhawks, the work to stay around that number begins.
The Blackhawks entered last week on the cusp of winning their third Stanley Cup in the past six seasons, and by the end of last Monday night, they did that.
Patrick Sharp joked that the Blackhawks may have to put a muzzle on Corey Crawford during Thursday's Stanley Cup Rally at Soldier Field.
Patrick Kane has seen a lot of friends leave Chicago, teammates that have helped win Stanley Cups but who didn’t fit in future plans in this salary-cap world.