As a project of expansion of Seattle in 2021 could affect the ... - The Athletic

The NHL has officially welcomed the family of Seattle to the family Tuesday, announcing that an expansion team will start playing at the start of the 2021-22 season.

For the original 30, this means another inflow of money and, above all, for the role, another draft of expansion to navigate. Many teams did not appreciate the expansion process during the summer of 2017, when the Las Vegas Golden Knights were born.

The devils were among the teams that escaped him relatively unscathed. Jon Merrill was good enough to lose – a defender of the third pairing – and New Jersey had enough depth last season because his absence was not a problem.

The next process of expansion, which Vegas could skip, might not be so painless.

We have looked at a potential 2020 expansion draft for the Devils during the summer, but the Totem / Sasquatch / Teen Spirits / TBD will not start playing until the 2021-22 season. In a good fortune, we also projected …

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