5 cities the NHL must consider relocating the Arizona Coyotes to in the near future

It looks like the NHL is looking to relocate the Arizona Coyotes, and Salt Lake City is the clear-cut frontrunner, but we’re still in the ‘wait and see’ phase.
Arizona Coyotes v Vancouver Canucks
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Green Bay

Hey, why not? To my knowledge, Green Bay is on no one’s radar, and with it being the smallest market in professional sports by a significant margin, it’s easy to understand why, even in today’s world, where you can stream almost any game that you want. But could you name a better sports town to receive an NHL team via relocation than Titletown, USA?

Green Bay may be the smallest city on this list, but it’s ironically up there with the best of them in terms of overall fanbases, at least as far as the Packers go, but they should welcome an NHL team. Further, it would keep the Coyotes in the Central Division, and there would be an immediate rivalry with the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. 

Imagine a team like the Coyotes adopting a green and gold color scheme to match the Packers and come up with a nickname synonymous with hockey in Green Bay - something like the Green Bay Bobcats would work perfectly. This would also connect them to the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers, thanks to the bobcat present in the latter’s current logo. 

Overall, it would be tough to see the Coyotes making Green Bay their home, but intense rivalries with Chicago and Minnesota, plus one of the most incredible fanbases in pro sports, would make it an attractive option.