The Phoenix Coyotes aren’t the only NHL team that may face relocation soon. Some teams will find a new home sooner than people think—no matter how rich the franchise’s history.
The Winnipeg Jets, formerly the Atlanta Thrashers, are living proof of the benefits of relocation. They saw a nice four point difference in their final record—increasing from 80 to 84 points.
On Oct. 24, the New York Islanders announced that they’ll be moving down the road to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They’ll get the chance to showcase their skill in a new home soon enough.
Certain teams are languishing with their attendance numbers, while there are cities out there practically begging to have an NHL team.
Canada would welcome another team in Quebec or Ontario with open arms, and American cities like Seattle and Portland, to name two, would also make great host cities.
Expect other teams to join the Jets and the Islanders in relocating in the next few years. Here are six NHL teams that should find a new home.