NHL fielding expansion inquiries but not biting

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gestures during a news conference in Toronto November 26, 2013....

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gestures during a news conference in Toronto November 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Aaron Harris)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:28 PM ET

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. - The NHL is riding a pretty high tide right now. So, it would seem to be the perfect time for expansion, no?

People trot out Quebec City, a second team in Toronto or the Pacific Northwest as areas ripe for the league’s 31st and 32nd franchises, but NHL commissioner Gary Bettman threw cold water on the idea of adding more teams any time soon.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t interest.


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