The expansion train keeps on rolling, it can't be stopped. The NHL maintains its position that it reitereated at the Board of Governors meeting earlier this month tha nothing is in the works but wasn't entirely dismissive about expansion either.

Specifically, this is what Commissioner Gary Bettman had to say:

"We're getting lots of expressions of interest, and no decisions have been made to do anything other than listen. We haven't embarked on a formal expansion process, but when people want to talk to us, we listen."

Talk of expansion in the NHL has centered around thought hasn't been limited exclusively to three cities: Seattle (which is seen by almost everybody as the favorite), Quebec City and the Toronto neighbor of Markham. You can add a fourth city to the list according to Bob McKenzie of TSN: Las Vegas.