With all the recent talk of relocation/expansion, Milwaukee is very rarely, if never, mentioned in discussions. My question is why? 1) They have a major-league arena (Bradley Center - host Bucks and Admirals and holds 17,800 for hockey) 2) They have shown the capability of supporting two major league sports franchises (Brewers and Bucks) 3) They are a tradtional hockey market, which reduces the risk associated with new teams 4) They have shown PLENTY of support for the Admirals 5) Wisconsin in general has shown PLENTY of support for the Badgers (when I checked a while back, they had the highest attendance in NCAA hockey) 6) Its metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2 million (~1.75) 7) The entire hockey-loving state, while surrounded by the Wild, Red Wings and Blackhawks, doesn't have a franchise of its own, which reduces competition. Wouldn't a Milwaukee have fierce rivalry with these surrounding cities? Milwaukee submitted a formal application during the sixth NHL expansion (1991, 1992, 1993), but withdrew prior to presentations to the Board. The area has had hockey teams on various levels for a long time, including the IHL, USHL, NCAA, EHL, CnHL and AHL. Shouldn't the NHL be salivating to have another American franchise in a popular sporting area? I am not from Milwaukee, have never been to Milwaukee, have never met anyone from Milwaukee. But it always seems that they get ignored when relocation/expansion talk comes about. What is the possibility of Milwaukee getting an NHL team?