[Edit: This just in: NHL and NHLPA eyeing Europe ‘sooner rather than later’] Hi. https://thehockeywriters.com/the-real-nhl-expansion-markets-are-in-europe/ depicts one possible scenario of how an expansion of the NHL could take place to the old continent. What do you think is the viability of this happening at some point? Is it something you’d support or be against? Is it possible it could happen in my lifetime? Please read the article before commenting/voting. TLDR: Main takeaways from it: A flight from say New York to Helsinki is just 2 hours longer than from northern Canada to Miami. The teams would play all the European teams on their road trip. It wouldn’t be that much different than a long road trip currently. NA teams visiting Europe: weekend game, late local time=12PM:ish NA time. Europe vs Europe=weekdays, whenever. Also, the interest for the NHL is sky high in Europe and would open up a tremendous new market.