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Insider Reveals Which Two New NHL Teams Are Set to Join the League

Published March 3, 2024 at 9:46 PM

What's better than having 32 teams in the NHL? Apparently, 34. According to insider Dave Pagnotta, it looks like we might have two new cities joining the NHL club soon.

NHL Expansion Rumors: Atlanta and Salt Lake City Next in Line?

Pagnotta recently mentioning that while it's been pretty quiet on the expansion front lately, he's expecting some big moves as early as next season with teams 33 and 34 being Atlanta and Salt Lake City.

Now, before you start planning your game night outfits, there's a little hiccup in Atlanta's plans. They're still putting the finishing touches on their arena.

Yet once that's sorted, it sounds like they'll be good to go for a third time and first since the Thrashers left for Winnipeg in 2011.

Of course, all this means we won't be seeing these new teams hit the ice until at least the 2025-26 season, but more likely the 2026-27 season. So, plenty of time to brace yourselves for a plethora of new hockey fans.

We'll keep our ears to the ground and make sure to keep you in the loop as more details unfold about this potential expansion. Stay tuned!
March 3   |   1597 answers
Insider Reveals Which Two New NHL Teams Are Set to Join the League

Should the NHL consider expanding to Atlanta and Salt Lake City?

Yes, more the merrier!17010.6 %
No, 32 is enough54734.3 %
We only need one.794.9 %
Other cities deserve a shot before them80150.2 %
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