Hockey Night in Canada podcast: Why hockey will work in Seattle
Senior advisor for Seattle's NHL franchise talks about what lies ahead
The Hockey Night In Canada podcast is a weekly CBC Sports production.
In each episode, host Rob Pizzo is joined by colourful characters within hockey to discuss great moments and great players and talk about today's stars. The Hockey Night podcast brings you beyond the boxscore with insight you won't find anywhere else.
There will be 32 teams in the NHL when the 2021-22 season begins, as last week the Board of Governors confirmed the worst kept secret in hockey — that the city of Seattle will get a new NHL franchise.
On this week's episode, we will take a closer look at Seattle's expansion bid, the history and future of expansion, and explore whether 32 teams is too many.
WATCH: Dave Tippett talks about Seattle being awarded the 32nd NHL franchise:
Former player and head coach Dave Tippett, who is currently serving as senior advisor for the Seattle franchise, joins Pizzo to give some insight on the process.
While Ice Level reporter Sophia Jurksztowicz chats with Doug Bentz, who is vice president of marketing and digital for the San Jose Sharks. He knows a thing or two about what it takes for a new franchise to succeed, as the Sharks have become a strong expansion team since joining the league in 1991.
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