Why doesn’t the NHL have more Canadian teams? Whatever the smokescreens thrown up, it appears that the NHL simply doesn’t want teams in Canada. The proposed move to Hamilton would have been a huge boon to the league, developing new rivalries with both the Leafs and the Sabres. The fans in Hamilton would fill the rink to capacity, and league revenues would go up.
What Canadian province has two NHL teams? Alberta is home to two National Hockey League teams, five Western Hockey League teams, the 16-team Alberta Junior Hockey League, and five Junior B hockey leagues comprising over 50 teams.
Why does Quebec not have an NHL team? The reason Quebec City lost the Nordiques back in 1995 was because they were playing in an old arena. The owner, Marcel Aubut asked the provincial government to help fund a new one and they denied him. Fast-forward to modern times and Quebec City has a modern facility built to NHL standards.
What is Canada’s favorite hockey team? As much as Montreal Canadiens fans hate to hear it, the Toronto Maple Leafs are probably the most beloved team in the NHL. They’re one of the Original Six teams, which affects their fanbase; plus, they’re a Canadian team, which makes more money and yields better turnouts than most American clubs.