National Hockey League (NHL) is considered by many to be the first ice hockey league in the world. Home teams in Canada was in the United States six and 24, the NHL organized more than 90 years in Canada and has become one of the four major sports in North America. The 6 Super Bowl Champions jersey black jersey
NHL Foundation in Montreal voted in 1917 for four teams in the National Hockey Association formed to stop the game. In the next 25 years took teams from Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Ottawa, Detroit, Calgary, Boston, New York and other cities in the Stanley Cup, the oldest trophy in professional sports North America. The original Sixin 1942, the NHL Original Six era began. For the next 25 years, the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, won bragging about the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs and the Stanley Cup. NHL was criticized at the time for various reasons: a movement of the playoff format, the field that both teams eliminated some equipment (for example, Detroit, Montreal and Toronto), and a limited player. 1960 and 1970 ExpansionDue fears of a rival league and the desire for a TV contract in the NHL first expanded in 1967 by six teams 1970-1974 six teams were added in response World Hockey Association (WHA) rival, who is the game begin in 1972. After examination, the apostates of the players and the struggle for markets in North America, both in the NHL and the World Health Assembly has suffered financially, leading to the merger of the two leagues in 1979, four-team NHL. further expansion thanks in part to a veteran of the Edmonton Oilers of Wayne Gretzky in Los Angeles, California to play for the Kings trade, the NHL saw a resurgence of popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990th This led out to a new cycle of Steelers 36 Bettis Jersey
expansion of the league, teams decided by non-hockey cities like San Jose, Tampa Bay, Anaheim and Nashville. The current list of NHL team's 30th Issue recent work in NHL history has experienced periods of conflict in 1992. The NHL Players Association began its first strike in April 1992, but the disagreement was resolved after 10 days. A deadlock in the collective agreement began the 1994-95 season, what the time of the season only 48 games. The collective agreement expired in 2004 - and disagreements over a salary cap - which had lost to a complete blockade of the season and the cancellation of the 2004-05 season for the first time a professional league all season.