Template talk:Emergence of the NHL

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Maybe it's just me, but the leagues and the dates don't align right to me - that is they all look fine except "NHL (1917–present)", which appears a little off. The way I had the leagues and the dates aligned, everything was flush and even. Jmj713 (talk) 22:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

I was trying to align the right-side of the league names. And the left-side of the times. And center that table within the table. It's the centering of the table within the table that's messing it up. It looks ok in Mozilla, not in IE. I'll fix that. Alaney2k (talk) 22:35, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


I'm going ahead an including the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League to the template. It was the first hockey league that openly hired hockey players and should be included in this timeline. --Pennsylvania Penguin (talk) 14:02, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

There is not much to link the league to the NHA/NHL. Hiring players seems pretty slim. Alaney2k (talk) 15:12, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
It was first to league openly hire and trade players. The League also led to the formation of the International Professional Hockey League, the first inter-city professional league. And it was the league involved in the first trade involving professional hockey players. Plus from 1900 until the start of the IPHL, the league consisted of much of top talent out of Canada because of the Duquesne Gardens, which was one of only two artificial ice rinks in N. America. Along with the rivilry with the Portage Lakes Hockey Club for the title of Pro Championship of the United States, the WPHL was really the NHL of it's time. --Pennsylvania Penguin (talk) 15:41, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
That just -might- be overstating its importance and scale. :-) There was a league in New York city too. Alaney2k (talk) 15:51, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Yeah comparing it to the NHL, it probably is a little over the top. But the league did have a few major contributions to professional hockey throught it's own actions and it's involvement in the IPHL. And it was comprised of many future HHOF's. I'm sort of researching a list of the now.--Pennsylvania Penguin (talk) 19:35, 5 November 2008 (UTC)


I've added the TPHL league to the template. The TPHL provided teams, a founder and funding to the NHA. We can probably cut off any more additions. Alaney2k (talk) 15:17, 5 November 2008 (UTC)