NHL Relocation: 5 Possible Relocation Sites for NHL Teams

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NHL Relocation: 5 Possible Relocation Sites for NHL Teams
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What could come after Winnipeg?

It's only the first month of the NHL season, but the Winnipeg Jets, despite their losing record, are drawing more fans than they ever did in Atlanta.

Relocation always seems to work for struggling hockey teams—look at the San Jose Sharks, the Colorado Avalanche and even the New Jersey Devils. All of these teams were relocated from areas that couldn't provide for them.

Winnipeg's popularity has made me think about other possible cities for a relocated NHL franchise. I base my judgment on hockey history, sports market size, arena availability, and fan support.

Here are the five best places, in my opinion, for a relocated NHL franchise.  

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