The next step in the expansion process is set to happen tomorrow when the NHL’s Board of Governors Executive Committee meets to formalize their recommendation for expansion.
Sources have confirmed the date to us and many reporters have been told the same as well.
Hearing the executive committee of the NHL’s board of governors will meet Tuesday in NYC. A recommendation on expansion is expected there.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 2, 2016
NHL executive committee meeting next week. Expansion will be main focus. A yes/no decision could be made. Could also delay decision.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 5, 2016
As we’ve reported earlier, the 9-man Executive Committee will prepare their recommendation in favor of Las Vegas and against (probably using the word “defer”) Quebec City.
After the meeting on Tuesday, the plan is to have a vote at the Board of Governors meeting in Las Vegas on June 22nd. However, there are some rumors out there indicating a special Board of Governors vote could occur slightly earlier, allowing the league to finalize specifics on the official announcement in Las Vegas.
Either way, tomorrow is a big day and hopefully somebody in that meeting will spill the beans. Even if they don’t though, just know Vegas hockey fans, you can sleep well, the wait is almost over.