Major expansion in the NHL and soon 36 teams? Surprise development from Pierre LeBrun regarding the Quebec Nordiques

Published December 10, 2023 at 3:13 PM
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NHL executives were in Seattle for their annual meeting to discuss several issues.

Among other things, they discussed the salary cap, which will rise to $87.7 million in 2024-2025. However, it's a comment reported by journalist Jérémy Filosa from 98.5 that caught attention, especially for hockey fans in Quebec.

According to what he gathered from the renowned insider Pierre LeBrun, it's inevitable that the NHL will undergo an expansion in the coming years.

So far, nothing surprising since many rumors are pointing in this direction. But what's particularly interesting is that LeBrun expects the league to add four new teams, increasing the total to 36.



This unexpected twist, considering the NHL might be open to adding four teams, undoubtedly gives hope to the people of Quebec who have long wished for the return of the Nordiques.

Cities like Houston, Salt Lake City, and Atlanta have also shown interest in possibly establishing a team.

However, as reported by The Website GoNordiques.com, Commissioner Gary Bettman put everyone back in line by mentioning that there are no current plans for expansion.


But we've heard this movie several times before, and if a reputed insider like Pierre LeBrun is reporting such statements, there must be some truth to it.

That said, we're still far from an NHL announcement on expansion, but it's highly likely that hockey fans in Quebec will once again start dreaming of seeing the famous blue jersey on NHL rinks.
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Major expansion in the NHL and soon 36 teams? Surprise development from Pierre LeBrun regarding the Quebec Nordiques

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