Monday, August 21, 2006

A map of the NHL

I'm sure many of you have seen something similar to this before, but I was fooling around on Google Earth the other day and came up with this:


Not too shabby. You have to wonder if Gary Bettman has something like this hanging in his office for whenever the next expansion/relocation plans are announced.

UPDATE I added a few pins where the NHL has been and where it might be headed.

10 Comments:

At 8:22 AM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Habs Blog said...

Wow. Colorado really seems to be in the middle of nowhere.

 
At 9:36 AM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

That map pretty much reflects the actual population trends on the continent. Most people would rather live in the (l)East, which is just great for us on the West. Stay there :)

 
At 11:19 AM, August 21, 2006, Blogger skip said...

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At 12:21 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Doogie said...

You forgot Cleveland and Oakland. I know, I'd try hard to forget that franchise, too, if I could. Interesting the number of ex-NHL market that got a second chance, though. Ottawa, Quebec, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Denver, and Atlanta all had failed teams at one point, and got another kick at the can (only Quebec failed twice). Wonder what this says for more recent abandonees?

 
At 12:37 PM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Dennis Prouse said...

Wishful thinking to believe that Seattle or Portland would be in the running in the near future. Seattle doesn't have an adequate building, and Portland flat out isn't big enough to support both an NBA and NHL team. (Paul Allen could have had the Penguins for almost nothing a few years ago for Portland, but declined.)

The only longshot in Seattle would be a new Sonics owner building a new facility and deciding he needed another anchor tenant, but building arenas with private money just isn't the Seattle way.

 
At 5:23 PM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minor correction, but you've got the NJ Devils above the NY Rangers. Need to switch those.

 
At 9:36 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NHLDraftNET.aol.com has an awesome map that's perfect for this. You can zoom in to the arena and it has a bunch of good links

 
At 12:05 PM, December 18, 2007, Blogger Paul Nicholson said...

To see a map of where the NHL has ever been, moving through time year by year, check here:
NHL moving History Map

 
At 1:18 PM, December 18, 2007, Anonymous baroque said...

North Dakota needs a team. Than Colorado won't be so lonely. :)

 
At 10:19 PM, February 17, 2008, Anonymous Chris said...

@Doogie-

I'm a bit late to the party, but need to clarify something. Minnesota didn't have a failed team. The old North Stars (now Dallas Stars so really, the franchise still exists) were taken (read stolen) because an owner was running from a sexual harassment lawsuit and saw Dallas as an easy way to make money.

Naw, I'm not still bitter that my team left and won a Stanley Cup in a place where they though a Zamboni was an Italian Sausage. Those of us who bled green and gold missed out on that because of a greedy owner, just like many other fans in other sports have over the years.

Eventually, my Wild will be more vibrant and healthy than the North Stars ever were. I just wish it didn't take losing a team to make it so.

 

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