- The Albany Devils relocated to become the Binghamton Devils to replace the Binghamton Senators.
- The Binghamton Senators were purchased by their parent club, the Ottawa Senators, and relocating the team to Belleville, Ontario, as the Belleville Senators.
- The Montreal Canadiens' AHL franchise, then operating as the St. John's IceCaps, is announced as relocating to the Montreal suburb of Laval, Quebec, as the Laval Rocket. Danny Williams, owner of the IceCaps team but not a franchise holder, announced on the same day his intentions to find another AHL franchise to replace the Canadiens' owned franchise
Doubled up in Montreal.
Sometimes I advocate a broader reach in naming, if not locating. But I'd never say that Toronto and Montreal couldn't/shouldn't have two. ....and I would argue the extra big time teams OUT of the likes of LA and NYC.
In my opinion Quebec Rocket might work better, but who cares. Not a question.
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