has been for a broader, more inclusive geographical expansion for any next big league expansion.
Two or more cities for one team. Think "North Country Expos" having played in Vancouver also, instead of vacating Canada.
If the NBA Grizzlies were to fail in Memphis kind of like they did in Vancouver, at this time, a good fit could've been a Vancouver-Montreal share or a Seattle-Las Vegas one.
North Country Defenseman or Outlanders could also be a travel-tag-team representing the outlands of Canada and the U.S.. Oil money could facilitate a build for Williston, North Dakota. Another one could be built in the likes of Bismarck and in South Dakota. Omaha could lump itself in with the region. Throw Boise in there for sure. Let's say an arena is in (or constructed in) Boise, North Dakota, and Omaha/Lincoln. That's 3 places on the American side. Other North Country camps could be the Canadian loving likes of Halifax, St. Johns, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Saskatoon, Regina, Red Deer or Kamloops.