Vancouver and Tampa Bay are mulling their future affiliation locations. Why? Some teams have really long tethers for call ups. So, Florida and Tampa might want to have a mini clump of AHL teams in Florida, and Vancouver might consider moving their franchise west. As of the start of the 18-19 season, here are the (approximate) distances between parent and affiliate Distances kinda calculated as arena-to-arena San Jose Sharks/Barracuda and Winnipeg Jets/Manitoba Moose = 0 miles Toronto Maple Leafs/Marlies = 2.5 miles Montreal Canadians/Laval Rocket = 15 miles The above could definitely induce folks to live in one place between teams. Los Angeles Kings/Ontario Reign = 45 miles (but up to 90 minutes away) Colorado Avalanche/Colorado Eagles = 50 miles (but 60+ minutes) Boston Bruins/Providence Bruins = 51 miles (but easily 60+ minutes) Philadelphia Flyers/Leigh Valley Phantoms = 68 miles New York Islanders/Bridgeport Soundtigers = ~70 miles Buffalo Sabres/Rochester Americans = 76 miles Chicago Blackhawks/Rockford Hogs = 89 miles Anaheim Ducks/San Diego Gulls = 90 miles Now we're up to more in the range of "easy call up", but not necessarily conducive to sleeping in your own bed range. New York Rangers/Hartford Wolf Pack = 120 miles Ottawa Senators/Bellville Senators = 127 miles Arizona Coyotes/Tuscon Roadrunners = 131 miles Washington Capitals/Hershey Bears = 134 miles Columbus Blue Jackets/Cleveland Monsters = 144 miles Detroit Red Wings/Grand Rapids Griffins = 158 miles Carolina Hurricanes/Charlotte Checkers = 163 miles New Jersey/Binghampton Devils = 168 miles Dallas/Texas Stars = 182 2-3 hours travel time, not counting traffic or weather. Minnesota/Iowa Wild = 246 Pittsburgh/WBS Penguins = 270 Long day of travel by car. Flying faster. Nashville Predators/Milwaukee Admirals = 567 St Louis Blues/San Antonio Rampage = 900 Tampa Bay Lightning/Syracuse Crunch = 1268 Calgary Flames/Stockton Heat = 1294 Florida Panthers/Springfield Thunderbirds = 1391 Edmonton Oilers/Bakersfield Condors = 1742 Vegas Golden Knights/Chicago Wolves = 1758 Vancouver Canucks/Utica Comets = 2903 The last are gotta-fly-crazy-to-drive up to full-day-of-travel.