If cap limit goes down, i can see few teams having problems with cap. This is just speculation and lot will happen in 12 months, but just wanted to do this, to see, which teams might be in troubles. Here's few teams i might see having problems. I was thinking maybe Pittsburgh. Lot young players who might have good year and wants more money and they also bought some high profile ufas which will take nice amount of cap space etc. Gonchar,Palffy, but we might not see Lemieux after this year, so it frees some cap space for them. Flyers, After signing Rathje,Hatcher and Forsberg. It takes at least 10 million away their cap space and they need to sign Gagne etc. Anaheim, Scott Niedermayer,Giguere and Fedorov will take easily over 10 million off their cap space already. Atlanta, might be some kind of problems too, it depends lot, how much is Kovalchuk going to get? Boston, They will have hard times, when Patrice Bergeron and Raycroft wants more money. Joe Thornton Re-signed RFA (Boston) $6.666 million Glen Murray Re-signed UFA (Boston) $4.15 million Alexei Zhamnov UFA (Philadelphia) $4.1 million Sergei Samsonov Re-signed RFA (Boston) $2.77 million 4 players take off their cap space 16 million+. It will be tough time for Boston. Tampa Bay Martin St. Louis Re-signed RFA (Tampa Bay) $6.5 million Vincent Lecavalier Re-signed RFA (Tampa Bay) $6 million Brad Richards $3.401 million If Brad Richards wants raise for his salary , Tampa Bay will be some kind of troubles. Colorado Colorado Will have also hard times, they need to sign John-Michael Liles,Aebischer,Tanguay etc for longer term deals, and hopefully for cheap.