NHL Is Very Popular in The World

In the 1920s, there were dark clouds of postwar in North America, but hockey was booming. In 1924, NHL expanded to six teams, joined the first United States team and named Boston Bruins. Montreal developed its second team, Pirates. Before long NHL grew up in Chicago, Detroit, New York and Pittsburgh, then joined more and more American teams. It can be said that the 1920s witnessed the mature period of NHL as a Hockey League. At present, the League possesses the property of the Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup also owned by the championships. However, after twenty years prosperity, it comes the difficult times of the Great Depression. The same to other leagues, as the economic downturn of North American, the National Hockey League was influenced. Followed the Great Depression, another difficult period of World War came in, but NHL survived and laid a foundation.
Experienced the first 25 years of variation and tribulation, NHL faced its golden time in the 1940s. During this period, the league composed of six teams, including Boston Bruins, the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadians, the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs. The talented players of these six teams combated to each other for some decades. In the years of 1950s to 1960s, hockey was considered as the best. From1955 to 1967, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadians teams awarded eleven prizes in twelve seasons. In the season of 1967-1968, the team developed into twelve, opened a new era for NHL. This also contributed to the low-level league players and provided them opportunities to play in NHL. World Hockey Association was founded in 1972; it trained many stars of the future, such as Gordy Howe, Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier. The league almost failed to survive in the fiscal crisis in 1979, it did not became a tragedy due to the join of the team. NHL Dynasty was witnessed from 1970s to 1980s. Montreal Canadians of 1970s, New York Island at the end of the 1910s to 1980s and the Edmund Oil Production team attracted a large number of fans around the world.
In the 1990s, NHL stood at the top of the world’s hockey league. As more teams joined in, NHL became a place where the international players were all eager for a try. In 1990 s and the new century, labor disputes were brought to the league. Because of Sharp increase in wages, unstable investors and financial difficulties, the league has experienced two crises. NHL has thirty teams, and the salary of its layers achieved to a high record from the late 1990s to the new millennium. However; it was not satisfied by everybody. Fans seemed to be tired of the watered game, so they began to leave the stadium, which made the bosses faced bankruptcy. After the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup after the 2003 to 2004 season, NHL experienced the darkest period of its history.

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