To be honest, it would be a great idea to have a division in Europe in NHL. Let me prove you... -There are already coming as much talent from Europe than from NA in NHL (This year 16 Europeans in the first round draft and last year 14 Europeans) -Fanbase is great in Europe (In Helsinki where Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers faced you had to pay about 220 dollars to get a great seat). Those 2 games were the biggest new in Finland for 2 days in all the media. The hype is huge. Same in Sweden, Russia, Czech and Slovakia. And very good also in Switzerland and Germany. Much better markets than in many current markets in NHL where people doesn't really care that much. -Spreading the sport. I think there is so much potential in ice hockey and I would love to see this game to be worldwide some day.