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Insider Reveals The NHL's Short-Term Plans For Expansion

Published December 4, 2023 at 2:01 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE

This NHL insider has just revealed the NHL's future plans for expansion, and it could happen sooner than most people expect.

Pierre LeBrun Lays Out NHL's Plans For Expansion



The NHL has been rumoured to be considering another expansion for the last few years, especially since the success of the Seattle Kraken. While no other major sports in North America have more than 32 teams, it appears the NHL could be the first to venture into the territory.

NHL insider Pierre LeBrun revealed the following regarding expansion.


There is no formal agenda item dealing with potential expansion, but there is leeway for Bettman to be asked about it from inquisitive governors as far as the latest on that front.

If that's the case, the expectation is that Bettman would reiterate what he's told the media in recent months, that the NHL continues to get expressions of interest from places like Salt Lake City, Houston, Atlanta, and Quebec City but doesn't currently have a pinpoint plan to expand again.

Most people around the league do expect that to happen at some point in the next few years. There's just too much money at play not to expand again.

This, while not earth-shattering, is huge news that the NHL is going to potentially expand within the next few years. While nothing is official, and there are no official movements within the NHL, it shows just how likely it is for the NHL to expand.

Quebec City, Houston, Salt Lake City Among Cities Interested in Getting NHL Team



Quebec City continues to be mentioned as one of the front runners for a potential NHL expansion team. The Government of Quebec is doing everything in its power to try and bring an NHL team to the Province, including giving a major subsidy to the LA Kings to host some of their training camp here.

LA Kings holding their training camp next season in Quebec City. Interesting team choice to be there.


Quebec wants to help pay for an LA Kings training camp in Quebec City


It is clear that the NHL will expand to a new city within the next few years, and it will be a dogfight to see which City lands a team.

As seen on Markerzone - "MAJOR: Insider Provides Update on Imminent NHL Expansion"
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