The speculation about NHL expansion has been particularly high lately with destinations like Vegas, Seattle and Quebec City becoming real possibilities. Well, the NHL has officially got the ball rolling by starting the formal process for expansion. The NHL is now excepting bids for franchises at a time where franchises are at an all time high. Las Vegas seems to be the only city thus far with a legitimate arena in the works which puts them at the front of the herd at this time. A Vegas group has also received over 13,000 deposits for season tickets that will be refunded if the city does not receive an NHL franchise by the 2016-17 season.