Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In 1918, why did the Montreal Wanderers withdraw from the league?||NHL Expansion
Their arena burned down. In 1918, the Montreal/Westmount Arena was destroyed by fire.
|With all of the expansion in the NHL, how many divisions were there in season 2000-01?||NHL Expansion
6. There were 3 in each conference.
|Where did the Colorado Avalanche play before moving to Denver?||NHL Expansion
Quebec. The Nordiques moved to Denver, Colorado in the 1995-1996 season.
|What team was known as the Hartford Whalers before they moved?||NHL Expansion
Carolina Hurricanes. They moved to Raleigh, NC from Hartford, CT.
Phillips Arena. They play in Atlanta, and started playing in 1999.
1998. Their arena is fittingly named Nashville Arena. Creative, isn't it?
|Who came into the NHL in the same year as the Columbus Blue Jackets?||NHL Expansion
Minnesota Wild. The Wild play in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their home is the Xcel Energy Center.
America West Arena . The arena also plays host to the NBA's Suns, the WNBA's Mercury, and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.
1996-1997. The Coyotes moved south from Winnipeg Canada after the 1995 season, and began play in 1996.
Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets play in Columbus, Ohio. Their home is Nationwide Arena.
|Which current NHL team is not a return to a city that previously had a NHL team?||NHL's Expansions
Washington Capitals. Minnesota previously had the North Stars ('67-'93). Atlanta previously had the Atlanta Flames ('72-'80), currently in Calgary. Pittsburgh previously had the Pittsburg Pirates ('25-'30), the Pirates then moved to Philadelphia and played 2 seasons as the Quakers before folding.
|Which former WHA team that join the NHL in 1979 is still in its original city?||NHL's Expansions
Edmonton Oilers . Edmonton has had great success in the NHL winning 5 Stanley Cups. The Quebec Nordiques franchise won a cup the its first year in Colorado in 1995-96. Hartford moved to Carolina in '97 and Winnipeg moved to Phoenix in '96.
Having a woman play for them. Manon Rheaume and the Tampa Bay Lightning made history in a NHL pre-season game when she played a period in goal against the St. Louis Blues. Rheaume became the first woman to play for a men's professional sports team.
|In 1991 the San Jose Sharks joined the NHL. The roster of an existing expansion team was split in two to create the Sharks. Which team had its roster split?||NHL's Expansions
Minnesota North Stars. The Gund brothers, owners of the Minnesota North Stars, sold the Stars in exchange for the San Jose franchise and half the Stars roster. An expansion draft was then held for both teams. The Stars have gone onto move to Dallas and win a Stanley Cup.
|1967 was the year the NHL expanded from 6 to 12 teams. Which team was one of the '67 expansion teams?||NHL's Expansions
California Golden Seals. California Golden Seals (also known as Oakland Seals) survived in the NHL from 1967 - 76 before moving to Cleveland for 2 seasons as the Barons. They then merged with the Minnesota North Stars. Buffalo and Vancouver join NHL in the 1970-71 season. Kansas City Scouts joined NHL in 1974 and played 2 season before moving to Colorado becoming the Rockies until 1982. The franchise then moved to New Jersey becoming the Devils.
|The first multi-team expansion of the NHL occurred in 1924, which 2 teams were added?||NHL's Expansions
Montreal Maroons and Boston Bruins. Boston became the first US NHL team, and would win its first Stanley Cup in 1929. Montreal Maroons would win the Cup twice in there history. First in 1926 and again in 1935. The Maroons would win the Cup in 1926 and 1935, then fold in 1938.
Hamilton Tigers. Hamilton Tigers (formed from the failing Quebec Bulldogs franchise)played from 1920-21 to the 1924-25 season, when they relocated to New York.
Toronto Arenas. Toronto Arenas defeated the Vancouver Millionaires of the PCHA.
1917. The Montreal Wanderers' arena burnt down and they withdrew from the league on January 4, 1918. Although a founder member the Quebec Bulldogs immediately announced they would take a leave of absence, and did not play in the inaugural season. The franchise was sold to P J Quinn of Toronto in 1918 on the condition that the team played in Quebec but the team did not play in the second NHL season. The team played its only NHL season in 1919-20 before the franchise was transferred to the Hamilton Tigers, who joined the NHL in 1920.
New York Rangers. The original NHL teams were Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Arenas. New York did not join until 1926.
Marcel Dionne - Los Angeles Kings. Dionne led the NHL in scoring in 1980.
|Who was the first Vezina (outstanding goalie) Trophy winner, from one of the 1967 expansion teams?||The 1967 NHL Expansion
Glenn Hall - St. Louis. Hall, the former Chicago Blackhawk great, won the trophy in 1969 while leading the Blues to the Stanley Cup Finals.
|Who was the first Hart Trophy (Regular Season MVP) winner, from one of the 1967 expansion teams? ||The 1967 NHL Expansion
Bobby Clarke (Flyers). Clarke was the league MVP in 1975 and 1976. Gretzky and Lemieux both won the award in the 1990s, and Unger, while a perennial all-star, never won it.
Terry Sawchuk. Sawchuck, the Hall of Fame goalie, was taken 1st by the Los Angeles Kings.
|In the first season of expansion, all the new teams were placed in the same division (the Western Division), while the established teams were in the Eastern Division. Who finished in 1st place in the new Western Division?||The 1967 NHL Expansion
Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers finished 1 point ahead of the Kings. It didn't do much good, as both the Flyers and Kings lost in the first round of the playoffs to St. Louis and Minnesota.
|What was the first 1967 expansion FRANCHISE, located outside of the state of Pennsylvania, to have won a Stanley Cup?||The 1967 NHL Expansion
Minnesota North Stars. They won the Cup after moving to Dallas and dropping the word "North" from their nickname. The Flames were not part of the 1967 expansion.
Oakland Seals. The Seals moved to Cleveland and became the Barons in 1977. They later merged with the Minnesota North Stars. The Scouts were not part of the 1967 expansion.
St. Louis Blues. The Blues lost 3 straight finals from 1968 -1970.
Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers won the Cup in 1974.
Colorado Rockies. The Cleveland Barons merged with the Minnesota North Stars in 1978-79. Quebec Nordiques became the Colorado Avalanche, and Winnipeg Jets became the Phoenix Coyotes.
Buffalo and Philadelphia. The first ever all-expansion Stanley Cup was won by Philadelphia Flyers over the Buffalo Sabres in 1974-75. The previous season, they had beaten Boston for their first cup, but not against an expansion team.