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2016-2017 NHL preview: The Boston Bruins have a new practice facility

The Warrior Arena has now opened in Boston. The Bruins used to train at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington since entering the NHL in 1924 and according to Cam Neely (Bruins President), the Bruin’s practices will remain open to the public.

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2016-17 NHL Preview: Los Angeles Kings Aim for More Offense

It’s now August and hockey is again just a month away, with the World Cup of Hockey in September, which means — yes — it is that time of the year again! This month we will be previewing each team’s 2016-17 season. Tonight, it’s the Los Angeles Kings.

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NHL Announces Las Vegas Expansion for 2017-18 Season

It is official. Today, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman officially announced an expansion to Las Vegas.

A couple months ago, we first broke news here at Ice Nation UK of a possible expansion in the works to Sin City.

Per the NHL Public Relations Twitter account, the Vegas franchise will play in the Pacific Division in the 2017-18.

Although the rumor is that the Las Vegas team will be named the Black Knights, there still has been no official name, logo, or jersey unveiled. That will happen by next season.

The NHL last expanded to both Minnesota and Columbus in the 2000-01 season.

Bettman also gave news that the application to bring a team back to Quebec City was deferred back to Quebecor for future expansion opportunities. The commissioner also said that there will be no NHL teams up for relocation, and that the League alignment will remain the same.

This latest expansion also ensures that the NHL will be holding an expansion draft following this coming 2016-17 season.

The team will play at the newly built T-Mobile Arena.

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