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NHL Expansion

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Speculating about Tampa Bay Lightning expansion trades

Reports have circulated that Steve Yzerman has a deal in place with the Vegas Golden Knights

Tampa Bay Lightning announce expansion draft protection list

JT Brown, Cedric Paquette, Jason Garrison, Jake Dotchin, and Slater Koekkoek among those exposed.

Tampa Bay Lightning trade Jonathan Drouin for Mikhail Sergachev

Steve Yzerman pulls off a major deal prior to the expansion draft.

Could Tampa Bay work in the Central Division?

Expansion necessitates realignment for the NHL. Is a simple shift of the Lightning the way to solve things (temporarily)

NHL schedule questions with two new teams

Two bids for new NHL teams, one in the east and one in the west. Is re-alignment necessary? Scheduling for the league may make it that way.

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NHL Expansion Phase 1 (applications) ends today

So, the process of the NHL expanding -- will it be to 32 teams or 34? -- ceases phase 1 today. Besides Las Vegas, Seattle, Quebec City and Toronto, who that are among the cities vying of ra team will be revealed sooner than later.

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National Hockey League Expansion coverage

The NHL has long had its eye on increasing it's member franchises form 30 teams, now rumors are rampant the league may expand to 34 clubs. Here's Raw Charge's complete coverage of NHL expansion.