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NHL looking to expand into Europe?

From William Houston of the Globe & Mail:

The NHL is aiming to have teams based in Europe within the next 10 years, the league’s deputy commissioner said yesterday.

“As time goes on, you’ll see us making increasing movement into Europe,” Bill Daly said in an interview. “Certainly, it’s a possibility that within 10 years time we will be playing games there.”

Asked whether he viewed European expansion within 10 years as a good possibility, he said: “I hope so. But again, I think it’s a long way between here and there. And I think all the pieces have to continue to line up in order for that to happen.

Read the entire article here.

I agree with Jim Rutherford that the NHL should put a team in Winnipeg and a team in Southern Ontario before moving over to Europe.  But I also do think having teams in Europe would be a good idea.  Whether the NHLPA would approve is another story…

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