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NHL teams on the move

Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:32 AM ET

Fans of both the Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames know there’s plenty of moving and shaking among NHL franchises.

The Flames began in Atlanta in 1972 before their move northwest to Cowtown eight years later. The Wild entered the league in 2000 as an expansion team, but not as Minnesota's first NHL team. The North Stars fled to Dallas in 1993. Tonight, the two teams square off in a rematch of Saturday's Hockey Night In Canada, where the Flames topped the Wild for a 3-1 win at home.

The map below traces the flight of several other NHL franchises in recent years. (brackets indicate team’s first year in NHL)

Fans of both the Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames know there’s plenty of moving and shaking among NHL franchises.  The Flames began in Atlanta in 1972 before their move northwest to Cowtown eight years later. The Wild entered the league in 2000 as an expansion team, but not as Minnesota's first NHL team. The North Stars fled to Dallas in 1993. The map below traces the flight of several other NHL franchises in recent years.