a new team in a league, composed largely of players from established league teams and formed when the league expands its membership.
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How to use expansion team in a sentence
It’s hard to believe that an expansion team has so quickly established itself as one of the best teams in the NHL, but here we are.Can The Lightning Three-Peat? How Good Will The Kraken Be? The Storylines To Follow This NHL Season. | Terrence Doyle | October 11, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
For Elo’s purposes, we didn’t want to necessarily overreact — and overfit — to Vegas’s instant success, but it’s plain that the days of terrible expansion teams are over in a modern, salary-capped NHL that charges $650 million expansion fees.
The era of expansion teams needing a handful of years to become competitive was over — it was this dynamic that allowed the Vegas Golden Knights to reach the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence.
The Vegas Golden Knights — the NHL’s most recent expansion team before the soon-to-debut Kraken — flipped the struggling expansion team trope on its head when they hit the ice in 2017.The Seattle Kraken Have An Expansion Blueprint. Can They Follow Vegas And Build A Winner? | Marisa Ingemi | July 14, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
The same year Tepper bought the Panthers, the NHL’s newest hockey team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, accomplished what only one expansion team had done before by making it to the league finals in its inaugural season.The Billionaire Playbook: How Sports Owners Use Their Teams to Avoid Millions in Taxes | by Robert Faturechi, Justin Elliott and Ellis Simani | July 8, 2021 | ProPublica