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The Creation, History, and Evolution of the NHL
Submitted By Warren Kurt on Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Original 6? The NHL was created in 1917 and there were many teams in the first 25 years of the league, before the NHL became 6 teams. Then, it was a 6-team league for another 25 years before expansion in 1967 to 12 teams. Expansion has continued pretty consistently since then, up to 2021 when the new Seattle franchise will begin.Here's a very brief story of the league origins
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/national-hockey-league



This short video shows the evolution of the league and its teams: when they started and moved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjmGugcxOQw

This short video shows the creation and evolution of the World Hockey Association (WHA), where many hockey greats finished (Bobby Hull) and started (Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier) their careers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8yaJYAjAbA

Check out this story about Wayne Gretzky's trade in the WHA:
https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/is-gretzkys-move-to-oilers-from-racers-fact-or-fiction/c-430450

4 of the WHA teams joined the NHL. Only 1 of them remains in the same community: Edmonton.

Finally, here is some info about the new team in Seattle:https://www.nhlseattle.com/news-return-to-hockey.html
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