1. The History of NHL Expansion to Canada No. 4: What Winnipeg Told the NHL

    Author's Note: This article introduces a topic that has implications far beyond expansion to Canada. It hints at a subject that threatens all fans and the future of all professional sports around the world...

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  2. The History Of NHL Expansion To Canada Part 3: Lost Franchises And A Bungled Bid

    In 1980, six cities in Canada had populations of between 500,000 and 750,000. Eventually it would be able to divide them into two groups whose economic fortunes and future change in population ...

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  3. History of NHL Expansion to Canada, Part Two: If You Can't Join, Compete Instead

    The first affront to Canada by the NHL via the expansion process occurred during the first expansion in 1967...

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  4. History of NHL Expansion to Canada, Part One: The Background

    Having written my first article on CFL expansion, I'd like to follow up by writing about NHL expansion to Canada. This has been big news for the last two years, because Jim Balsillie has been trying to get another franchise for southern Ontario...

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  5. The CFL Needs To Consider Present and Future Expansion

    Tired of the same old CFL? The same eight or nine teams? The CFL has had the same grouping since the 1960s, except for the brief period of ill-fated US expansion. There has been talk about adding another team for the past decade...

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