Nhl Expansion?

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    To discuss NHL possibly expanding, post here.
     
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  3. Andrew8468

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  4. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    If the NHL expands or doesn't expand, this what the future divisions could look like?

    Eastern - Atlantic
    Boston
    Buffalo
    Detroit
    Florida
    Montreal
    Ottawa
    Tampa Bay
    Toronto
    Toronto 2nd team

    Eastern - Metropolitan
    Carolina
    Columbus
    New Jersey
    NY Islanders
    NY Rangers
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Quebec
    Washington

    Western - Central
    Chicago
    Colorado
    Dallas
    Kansas City
    Minnesota
    Nashville
    St. Louis
    Winnipeg

    Western - Pacific
    Anaheim
    Arizona
    Calgary
    Edmonton
    Las Vegas
    Los Angeles
    San Jose
    Seattle
    Vancouver

    I read rumors that Kansas City, Las Vegas, Quebec, Seattle and Toronto 2nd franchise, could land the possible expansions teams, that 5 cities and 4 teams. The Pacific would be crowded with 10 teams and somebody would have to move to the Central.
     
  5. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Quebec needs a team. (But thanks for the Avalanche)
     
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  8. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

  9. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    This is additional denial, but for Seattle.
     
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    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

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  11. MadisonRadio1

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    Las Vegas should have an outdoor game. The ice crew would be going out of their minds.
     
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  12. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    That would be funny to see, I'm waiting for one of those stadium series games come to Phoenix. Just imagine skating and in this weather, but I know they will probably not have one here.


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  17. HecticArt

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  18. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

    Sounds like only two proposals were received. One from Quebec City and one from Las Vegas. Nothing from Seattle or a potential second team in Toronto. If both are accepted, then there would be 17 Eastern teams and 15 Western.
     
  19. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Building a new arena in Seattle just guarantees that that major earthquake will hit.
    It will be like all of those disaster movies. Everyone is excited about the arena, big ribbon cutting ceremony, the mayor makes a speech, marching bands, everyone is happy, the first puck drops, then BOOM, a 9.6 earthquake happens. Meanwhile, the contractor that skimped on the welds for the roof trusses starts to panic.
     
  20. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    If the NHL does expand to Las Vegas and Quebec City, there some talks that Quebec City might play in the Western Conference for a while, but geography wouldn't make any sense.

    NHL expansion process faces some geographical challenges - CBSSports.com

    Because the NHL doesn't want to move Detroit or Columbus to the western conference.
     

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