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Toronto won't get a second NHL team anytime soon

While Quebec City and Las Vegas may each get their own NHL franchise, Toronto will remain as an undivided Leafs Nation, except among those who (perhaps quite wisely after last season) choose to cheer for other teams.

Earlier this summer, the Toronto Star reported that GTA Sports and Entertainment CEO Graeme Roustan planned to bid for a second Toronto-area NHL team. However, the deadline to submit an expansion proposal was yesterday and only Quebec City and Las Vegas threw their hats in the ring.

In an email statement to the Toronto Sun, a GTA Sports and Entertainment spokesperson wrote, "While we continue to focus on developing the GTA Centre, we were not able to complete the necessary work by the application deadline." Roustan and his company were behind the now cancelled project to build a massive arena in Markham.

No new teams will be introduced into the NHL until the 2017-2018 season.

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