NHL History: Defunct Franchises Revisited

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NHL History: Defunct Franchises Revisited

Imagine Sidney Crosby playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before you call the media, Sid The Kid isn't thinking about making a Michael Jordan type decision to drop hockey for baseball. However, if Crosby were playing for  Pittsburgh in 1925, he would have been wearing a Pirates jersey.

Since the inception of the NHL, many Franchises have come and gone.  Some have only stuck around for one or two seasons like the Montreal Wanderers (1917-1918), Quebec Bulldogs (1919-1920), Philadelphia Quakers (1930-31), St. Louis Eagles (1934-1935), Kansas City Scouts (1974-1976), and the Cleveland Barons (1976-1978). 

Other franchises lasted longer, and I've compiled a list of 11 NHL franchises that survived five seasons or more.

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