I was looking at a geographical map of all sports teams and what city they reside in. And Looking at the map, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, and Nebraska do not have a major sports team. Now in the NHL terms, what about the thoughts to expand/re-locate to one of these states? I know the Dakotas, Hawaii, and Wyoming would be off the map because of population (and in Hawaii) travel issues. And Nevada has been discussed already, but what about Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, or Alaska? I looked up some of the biggest cities in these states and got these numbers: Boise, Idaho: Population - City 211,830 - Metro 624,000 Billings, Montana: Population - City 101,721 - Metro 181,593 * (has grown 10.9% or 11,281 since 2000) Anchorage, Alaska: Population - City 275,043 - Metro 339,286 Omaha, Nebraska: Population - City 414,521 - metro 813,170 Most of those, the pop is low, but I would think the NHL would like to entertain the thought they'd be the only major team in the city or around the city. Do you think it'd be profitable for the NHL to try a northern state that might be more open to NHL hockey since (for some of those cities) it'd be the head dog in town?