The NHL Just Gave A Team To Las Vegas Because Canada's Dollar Is Terrible

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jun 22, 2016 6:30 PM
The NHL Just Gave A Team To Las Vegas Because Canada's Dollar Is Terrible

When the NHL opened up the league to potential expansion, one location seemed fairly obvious as a landing spot for a team: Quebec City. After all, there's been a team there before, people in Quebec actually like hockey already, and the city is desperate to have a team once again. Instead, the NHL decided to award the expansion franchise to Las Vegas. This will be the first of the big four sports teams to play in Vegas.

As for Quebec City, the no-brainer option? The NHL said that while the city is basically a perfect location for a team, the fact that their dollar has significantly devalued meant that it didn't make financial sense to put a team there just yet.

Needless to say, reactions to the news were decidedly mixed, with many people predicting that the team in Vegas would inevitably fail:

The team will begin playing in the 2017-2018 season.

Maybe hockey in the desert will work this time around?