According to ousted NHLPA boss, Paul Kelly, the NHL spoke with him about adding 2 more teams.
(when this allegedly happened is not clear)
For anyone who thinks that the NHL can't handle another round of expansion, former NHLPA director Paul Kelly has got some news for you.
Kelly, at a city council meeting in Markham, Ontario, over the Toronto-area city's arena proposal, said the league discussed expanding from 30 to 32 teams with him, and that he believes Quebec City and Southern Ontario will have franchises in the next two to three years.
The NHL, throughout the lockout, said that expansion wasn't on the table.
The case actually isn't all that tough to make. A 32-team league would reap the benefits of expansion fees, balanced conferences and, certainly in the case of Quebec City and Ontario, two more packed arenas.
Edited by FireCaptain, 30 January 2013 - 01:30 AM.