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The National Hockey League is expanding once again and I think this growth is excellent for the sport. It's likely that Quebec City, Quebec will get their Nordiques back with the recent completion of the brand new 18,000 seat Videotron Centre. That possibility especially came to fruition when the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg to become the rebirth of the Jets. The Winnipeg Jets are one of the hardest tickets to get in the NHL.
Las Vegas also expects to be the home of a new Nhl Franchise upon completion of it's $375 Million arena in April 2016; name pending. Two new NHL teams will complete the Pacific and Central Divisions giving both the Eastern and Western Conferences 16 teams each. Seattle, Washington fits into the mix somehow and something tells me that Gary Bettman and the NHL front office secretly hopes that the city is able to secure a franchise. Bettman insists that the earliest play could begin in any of these three cities is the 2017-2018 NHL season.