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A return to Atlanta could be on the horizon for Evander Kane

Published October 6, 2023 at 7:14 PM

We hear again in the media that the National Hockey League is considering expansion once more. A city that is being seriously considered already had a franchise twice.

According to Commissioner Billy Daly, Atlanta may once again be a prime NHL market.

Will the NHL be able to stem the tide of financial insecurities should it occur again, considering the Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Flames relocated because of financial problems and ownership issues?

"You talk about a great city to live in," Kane said. "A great city to be a part of. The fan base. Everybody talks about a lack of fans, but the fanbase we had there was so awesome. They were so passionate about us as a hockey team. We had fans at practice all the time. As an 18-year-old, I loved being there. Great travel. Four other major sports. There are lots to do. It's a hub, you can get anywhere in the U.S. or even internationally from Atlanta. There are so many good things I have to say about it. I would be 100 percent supportive."

Among the NHLers who would like to return to Atlanta is Evander Kane, who expressed quite a sentiment about his time there.

"Yes, yes I would I come from Vancouver, which is a melting pot for a lot of different cultures," he said. "I go as an 18-year-old to Atlanta where you're most likely either black, white or you're both. So it was a bit of a culture change for me but I definitely picked up on southern hospitality in a real genuine way. Made it very welcoming for me to be part of that community."

Kane loves Atlanta, so would he be interested in returning there? Based on the quotes above, it sounds like he would.

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A return to Atlanta could be on the horizon for Evander Kane

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