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Allan Walsh Shares Major Update on the NHL's Expansion Plans

Published December 5, 2023 at 10:13
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In significant news, an NHL insider has unveiled the possibility of two cities potentially hosting an expansion team in the coming years.

Allan Walsh Shares Insights on NHL Expansion Timeline



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Gary Bettman has been discreet about the NHL's expansion plans recently, although it's widely known that the league has been actively exploring expansion opportunities. Bettman, however, has refrained from specifying a timeline for expansion.


NHL Agent Allan Walsh has now disclosed that the NHL is likely to undergo expansion within the next two years. This timing is attributed to the structure of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the favorable stance of NHL owners towards accelerating the expansion process.

There are $2 Billion reasons why NHL expansion is happening soon. Under current CBA, the players receive no share of any expansion money, the entire amount is distributed between NHL owners.



Given the NHL's robust revenue performance, Walsh's prediction is that the league would prefer to introduce another team rather than share this revenue with players. In his estimation, this expansion is likely to materialize within the next two years.

Quebec City Emerges as a Leading Contender for NHL Expansion



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Among the frontrunners vying for an NHL expansion team, Quebec City stands out prominently. The Government of Quebec has been actively pursuing the goal of bringing another NHL franchise to the province. Their efforts even include offering a substantial subsidy to the LA Kings to host part of their training camp in Quebec City in October 2024.

The Quebec government is offering the L.A. Kings $5M for them to spend a week of their training camp in Quebec City in October of 2024.

As much as I would love to see the Nordiques come back, is this really the best use of tax payer dollars and will it even make the NHL budge?


Do you think the Quebec Nordiques will come back in the next five years?

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Allan Walsh Shares Major Update on the NHL's Expansion Plans

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