A new sport is born with the emergence of an NHL franchise, and that’s when the NHL needs a new league to replace the one that was cut in half.
A few players, teams and owners have expressed an interest in bringing their franchises back.
The Winnipeg Jets have already announced that they’re moving to the National Hockey League, and now the Edmonton Oilers are rumored to be looking to join in as well.
If the new league does end up becoming the NHL, it would mark the latest in a long line of major sports franchises that have come and gone since the league was formed in 1946.
In the decades since, the sport has grown and evolved.
It has become more popular and competitive, with players earning more and more money.
The NHL has always had a strong fan base, but this new growth is bringing new fans to the game.
The league’s popularity is at an all-time high, with 82.3 million people tuning in to live games in 2016.
That number is expected to grow even more with the new NHL-AHL soccer series taking place in 2020.
The game has also been growing in the past few years.
The number of live regular season games has doubled in just a few years, to roughly 3.4 million.
There were nearly 3.3 billion fans watching NHL games last season.
While many of the current NHL players are coming off major injury, there is a growing number of young players making the jump from the minor leagues to the NHL.
There are also some big names in the NHL who are now entering their prime.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been one of the most successful teams in the league for decades.
After winning three Stanley Cups in the 1990s, the franchise has now won three in a row and has captured five of the past six Stanley Cups.
They will host the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, which will be played at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
The Montreal Canadiens have also been on a tear since winning the Stanley Cup in 2012.
They’ve won the Stanley Championship in five straight seasons and are on pace for a record six straight seasons with at least 80 wins.
They are currently playing in their eighth season in the Stanley Series.
The New York Rangers have been the NHL’s best team since 2006 and are currently the second-best team in the East, behind only the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Chicago Blackhawks have had some success in the postseason, but they’ve also had some bad years.
They won just three games in 2017-18, and in 2018-19, they lost the Presidents’ Trophy.
They also won the Presidents Cup in 2017, but were swept in the first round of the playoffs.
The Boston Bruins have been a perennial Stanley Cup contender and are expected to make the playoffs in the next two years.
The Bruins have won the Cup twice in the last seven seasons.
The Nashville Predators have a history of making the playoffs, winning four of their last five Stanley Cup championships.
They’re currently playing their first season in Nashville.
The Los Angeles Kings have made the playoffs just once in the franchise’s history, losing in seven games in 2013-14.
They have also lost in the playoffs every season since 2004.
The Calgary Flames are expected back in the League in 2020-21, as they will be playing in the Western Conference.
The San Jose Sharks are currently ranked fourth in the Pacific Division, behind the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks.
The team is also one of only three teams in League history to have three consecutive 30-win seasons.