NHL Team Set for Official Relocation Announcement

Published December 12, 2023 at 9:43 PM

Amidst the NHL's relocation discussions involving the Arizona Coyotes, surprising news emerges: the Washington Capitals are set for relocation. In contrast to the speculated Coyotes' move, the Capitals won't undergo rebranding but seek a shift to a new arena.

As per various sources, an announcement is expected tomorrow confirming the team's relocation to North Virginia, across the river.

"There is reason to believe a deal to bring the Washington Wizards and Capitals across the Potomac River is imminent even as D.C. continues to negotiate an agreement to keep them downtown."

The specifics regarding the new arena comprise the subsequent information:

"This event is less than two days after Virginia state lawmakers approved a proposal including a new stadium to lure the Wizards and Capitals - which Leonsis owns - to Alexandria.

This proposal - which includes a new stadium, a 3,000-seat music and entertainment venue, apartments, hotels, and Monumental Sports & Entertainment HQ - still needs to be approved by the Virginia General Assembly and Alexandria City Council.

But according to my source, an event with Leonsis and Youngkin comes after a long process of ironing out details in the proposal lawmakers approved, and seems to signal the Capitals and Wizards moving to Alexandria is looking more like a reality."

It'll be intriguing to observe if there are any last-ditch efforts made to retain the Capitals in D.C.

There is also a lack of details on the NHL's stance regarding this possible relocation, yet it's improbable the league will take any action to stop it.

Source: Bladeofsteel
December 12   |   90 answers
NHL Team Set for Official Relocation Announcement

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