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NHL expanding to Seattle in 2014?

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I would love to see it happen. The fact that some divisions have only 7 teams and others 8 is certainly a problem. Unfortunately, I would think RELOCATION rather than expansion would be a better idea, but that's my opinion. If the Florida Panthers ceased to exist tomorrow, nobody would notice (for previous example, see also: Thrashers, Atlanta).

If you were the NHL king, what would your first order of business be? Well, besides re-naming the new 'Metropolitan Division' something else...

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I would love to see it happen. The fact that some divisions have only 7 teams and others 8 is certainly a problem. Unfortunately, I would think RELOCATION rather than expansion would be a better idea, but that's my opinion. If the Florida Panthers ceased to exist tomorrow, nobody would notice (for previous example, see also: Thrashers, Atlanta).

If you were the NHL king, what would your first order of business be? Well, besides re-naming the new 'Metropolitan Division' something else...

Removal of all "contact to the head" penalties :devil:

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http://www.fannation...attle?eref=sihp

I would love to see it happen. The fact that some divisions have only 7 teams and others 8 is certainly a problem. Unfortunately, I would think RELOCATION rather than expansion would be a better idea, but that's my opinion. If the Florida Panthers ceased to exist tomorrow, nobody would notice (for previous example, see also: Thrashers, Atlanta).

If you were the NHL king, what would your first order of business be? Well, besides re-naming the new 'Metropolitan Division' something else...

Relocate.

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Who and where?

Honestly, don't know much about hockey, are the Coyotes still broke or owned by the league? They'd be my first move. Seattle, Quebec, or Hartford. I'd be an instant fan of the Nordiques or Whalers coming back.

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Salt Lake City might be a good choice. SLC has been growing rapidly over the last few years.

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Kansas City would be a good location. Sprint Center already exists and could be a good new rivalry for the Blues. and would fit geographically in the west/midwest.

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Two words.

Honolulu Wild.

The NHL needs a presence in the Pacific Ocean.

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If teams are going that far, you'd want to be able to get in two games:

Bring back the Whalers as ...

The Waikiki Whalers. :D

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Kansas City would be a good location. Sprint Center already exists and could be a good new rivalry for the Blues. and would fit geographically in the west/midwest.

I can't believe that place has been open six years without an NBA or NHL tenant already, wow.

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I can't believe that place has been open six years without an NBA or NHL tenant already, wow.

I remember going to Scouts (NHL) and Kings (NBA) games in the mid 70's when I was young. Had aunt and uncle that lived there. KC is a great city.

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I remember going to Scouts (NHL) and Kings (NBA) games in the mid 70's when I was young. Had aunt and uncle that lived there. KC is a great city.

And those Kansas City Scouts jerseys and logo were AWESOME!

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If NHL king id get GF a AHL team

Why not just put an NHL team there?

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Why not just put an NHL team there?

And call them the Fighting Sioux, right?

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And call them the Fighting Sioux, right?

Exactly...the North Dakota Fighting Sioux...formerly the Tampa Bay Lightning. :lol:

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And call them the Fighting Sioux, right?

Take that NC$$, unfortunately I don't think Grand Forks is big enough:(

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Does Winnepeg have AHL teams ?

It had the Manitoba Moose until the Jets moved into town. (Much like the Minnesota Moose moved to Winnipeg when the Wild began playing). Typically, cities with AHL teams lose the AHL team when an NHL team moves in. Chicago is an exception, having both.

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It had the Manitoba Moose until the Jets moved into town. (Much like the Minnesota Moose moved to Winnipeg when the Wild began playing). Typically, cities with AHL teams lose the AHL team when an NHL team moves in. Chicago is an exception, having both.

And Toronto.

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But do the Jets have a AHL team ? & wouldn't GF be a ideal place for a Winnepeg. Jets AHL team ?

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