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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

NHL Narrows List

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League pared its list of candidates for expansion franchises Wednesday, eliminating five of the 11 groups that made presentations last month in New York.

The Expansion Committee of the NHL Board of Governors said it is still considering applications from Atlanta; Columbus, Ohio; a Houston group headed by Chuck Watson; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Nashville, Tennessee; and Oklahoma City.