The NHL is going to be a lot more popular for kids when the next season begins in 2018.
That means more soccer teams, more teams of all sizes, more of all ages.
But if you want to know what’s really happening with youth soccer in North America, you have to take a step back and think about the NHL’s long history and its roots.
It was born in 1921 in St. Louis, and the NHL has been around in some form since its founding.
In fact, the NHL went through three separate owners before it was bought by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1980.
Its most notable founding owner was the late Joe Nieuwendyk, who was also a longtime executive at the NHL, most recently as the president and CEO of the National Hockey League Players Association.
At the time, the National Football League was in its infancy and there were only five teams in existence.
As it became clear that the league would not be able to keep up with the demands of the aging professional football landscape, the NBA was created in 1947, and then came the NHL expansion and the NBA All-Star Game in 1959.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the NFL expanded to 40 teams and the NCAA expanded to 14 teams.
As these events were happening, the NCAA, and in particular the basketball conferences, were booming.
For the most part, though, the players were content to watch sports on television and play video games.
The NCAA was so successful at attracting players that it eventually became the national governing body for college athletics.
The NBA and NFL continued to grow, though.
The NHL was sold to Comcast in 1984 and became the NBC Sports Group in 1995.
The following year, the ownership group that had been the owners of the NHL for over 50 years began to expand to the National Basketball Association.
In 1998, the Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA championship for the first time.
In 2003, the Washington Wizards became the first team to win back-to-back NBA championships, and a few years later the Minnesota Timberwolves won their first championship.
The sports landscape was changing.
For one thing, there was more than one sport growing at once.
There were also more players on the college and high school levels.
And while the NHL was a fairly stable organization, there were some minor changes happening on the professional side as well.
In 2010, the Dallas Stars traded for goalie Jaroslav Halak and the Boston Bruins acquired center David Backes.
While these two players were expected to improve the fortunes of the Dallas team, they also created a bit of a distraction.
For a while, the league had its hands full with the NHL lockout, and while the Stars were getting some of the best players in the league, there wasn’t much of a ripple effect on the league.
But when the lockout ended, the excitement of the return to regular play in 2011, when the Stars finished third in the NHL in goals scored, began to fade.
The team’s fans began to question the organization’s long-term viability.
In February 2012, the New York Rangers acquired goalie Cam Talbot from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a draft pick.
In July 2012, when Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was acquired by the New Jersey Devils for a conditional second-round pick, the fans of the team began to feel a bit more hopeful about the future.
The teams then entered the 2012-13 season with two of the three most-watched games of the season: the Canadiens and Rangers.
In each of those games, the teams came out on top, and both teams went on to win the Stanley Cup.
For those who had watched the games live, the two teams were exciting.
It wasn’t just the players on either team that were entertaining, though; the fans were too.
The Rangers were a team that had become more popular during the lockout, especially after the team won the Stanley Series in the previous season.
They won the Eastern Conference and were on a roll at the time.
When the season began in December 2012, there weren’t many expectations for the team to contend for a Stanley Cup, but the Rangers did.
The Bruins, who were still a little bit ahead in the standings, had to deal with the lockout and some of their own internal issues that led to a disappointing finish.
But they were able to find their footing during the season and, at the end of the year, they were crowned the Eastern conference champions.
While the Rangers were on the upswing, the Bruins were struggling.
They went into the 2013-14 season with a lot of hopes, but they weren’t quite there.
The Boston Bruins won the Atlantic Division and were in the midst of a playoff push that seemed to come to a head at the beginning of the 2014-15 season.
The 2013-2014 season was the most disappointing season in the franchise’s history, but it wasn’t the only season in which the Bruins struggled.