Found October 16, 2012 on NESN.com:
The NHLPA may still be working through the details of the owners' latest offer to the players, but if and when the lockout ends, they may begin talking on another topic of importance. There is "strong speculation" that the NHL could announce two expansion franchises headed for Quebec City and Toronto once the lockout ends, according to Jason Kay of The Hockey News. Those two cities have been rumored to be on deck for a franchise for some time now, along with Seattle or (sigh) Hartford. However, the two Canadian cities were always considered the best bets. The largest hurdle to bringing a second team to Toronto would be getting the Maple Leafs to sign off on having a new neighbor, but it's nothing that a few million dollars likely wouldn't accomplish.  Additionally, adding two new teams to the league -- while it wouldn't address the issue of still having a team in Phoenix -- would allow the NHL to implement its previously planned realig...
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