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Devils Division Rival Purchases CapFriendly, Alternative Website Available

According to a report, the Devils’ division rival, the Washington Capitals, has purchased CapFriendly for exclusive use.



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CapFriendly will no longer be available to the public after July 5th following a purchase by the Washington Capitals. // Credit: CapFriendly

According to a report, a New Jersey Devils division rival has purchased the rights to one of the most-used public NHL salary cap tools. The Washington Capitals will soon own the beloved CapFriendly website.

The report was made on Sunday, June 9th, by Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman.

Friedman explains neither representatives from the Capitals, nor CapFriendly, would comment on the report. However, multiple sources have confirmed the agreement of a sale in which Washington has acquired CapFriendly.

Teams who had contracts with CapFriendly received notice that their agreements will be terminated as a result of the purchase. However, all 32 NHL teams will have access to the website through the 2024 NHL Draft and the start of free agency. Friedman explains the expectation is that the sale will become official on July 5th. Following the official notice of the sale, CapFriendly will go dark and the operations will officially belong to the Capitals.

There’s no doubt the public is losing an excellent tool. CapFriendly co-owner, Dominik Zrim, worked tirelessly to provide accurate, up-to-date salary information for all 32 teams and its players, insight on the collective bargaining agreement, and even launched the beloved Armchair GM feature which allowed the public to play general manager.

Now, Zrim has secured job security and financial stability which completely justifies the decision to sell.

Fortunately, the public has an alternative option.

Puckpedia, who is a partner with National Hockey Now — and as an extension, New Jersey Hockey Now — is another publicly available salary cap tool. Similarly to CapFriendly, Puckpedia offers accurate, up-to-date salary information for all 32 teams and its players and insight on the collective bargaining agreement, among other tools. However, the Armchair GM feature is not available on Puckpedia.

For Devils fans, if you’re hoping to see the details of Jack Hughes salary, or the details of Timo Meier‘s trade protection, Puckpedia will be your source as of July 5th.

After CapGeek shut down back in 2015, and now the sale of CapFriendly, Puckpedia will certainly be the go-to for everyone’s salary cap needs, unless they’re the Washington Capitals.

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