Tag Archives: Expansion

Expansion Protection: Why the Capitals Should Protect Orlov Over Alzner in the Expansion Draft – It’s About a “Loophole”

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais The expansion draft will happen in the summer of 2017 and the Caps will have some very difficult decisions to make. The assumption is that the Caps will protect 7 forwards, 3 defensemen, and 1 goalie. … Continue reading

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Former Caps GM to be Named First GM for Las Vegas Franchise

Luis M. Alvarez/ The Associated Press Sources close to the situation confirm George McPhee will be named the new GM for the Las Vegas expansion franchise.

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AP Report: Las Vegas Approved for NHL Expansion

Associated Press is reporting that the Las Vegas expansion is a “done deal” following the recommendation of the NHL’s executive committee, which met last week in New York.The 2017-18 season would be the earliest the league would expand. 

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Recap of NHL General Managers Meetings

This week, the NHL’s general managers descended on Boca Raton, Florida to discuss the state of the sport.  Topics included expansion (and the draft surrounding it), increasing scoring, goalie equipment, video replay, the coaches’ challenge, and the salary cap.

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Looking at the History and Potential Impacts of NHL Expansion

With the recent expansion bids by Las Vegas and Quebec, the NHL could expand from its current 30 franchises to 32. The NHL has seen substantial growth over its 100-year history, with the league going from six to the aforementioned … Continue reading

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