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NHL Insider Hints at Possibility of Fourth California Team

Published September 22, 2023 at 2:18 PM

NHL Insider Kevin Weekes Hints at Fourth California Team

Could the NHL be headed to California for the fourth time? That's what we were all wondering when Kevin Weekes tweeted out a screenshot of an article hinting at this possibility.

In sunny San Diego, California there is a development group called Midway Rising that's aiming to build a state-of-the-art 16,000 seat arena. While San Diego doesn't give off the impression of a "hockey town" neither did Anaheim or Los Angeles or San Jose before the NHL built a fanbase there.

One of the lead investors of Midway Rising is a man named Stan Kroenke who has a net worth of $14.6 billion and currently owns the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL and other sports franchises.

Expansion has been a Success for the NHL in Recent Years

Over the last 5-6 years the NHL has expanded from 30 to 32 teams, bringing NHL hockey to Las Vegas and Seattle. The league clearly has an affinity for bringing hockey to warm climates and could continue that if they decide to expand to southern California once again.

Other potential expansion spots include Quebec City, Kansas City, Houston, and Atlanta.

As seen on Kevin Weekes' Twitter
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NHL Insider Hints at Possibility of Fourth California Team

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