It is a tough call to choose a single team to blame for its future, with a variety of reasons that could come into play.
The team most likely would go bankrupt would be one that had the lowest number of years of debt in the NHL.
The bottom line is, most of the teams listed below are going to have to pay some amount of debt on their books to pay for the rest of their arena and equipment.
The Pittsburgh Penguins, who currently hold the top spot in the Atlantic Division, have a history of being financially successful, winning the Stanley Cup in 2016, and also playing in the World Championships in 2020 and 2024.
They are currently tied for the NHL’s best record, and have the best payroll in the league.
However, their team has the lowest debt in hockey at just under $8 million, and has been operating at a loss since 2009-10.
The Penguins are not the only team to be financially troubled, as many of the other teams listed have had their financial results slip.
The San Jose Sharks, who were recently dealt from the NHL to the Las Vegas Golden Knights, have seen their revenue decline and are in the midst of a difficult financial situation.
The Los Angeles Kings, who are the third-most expensive team in the NBA, are on a two-year rebuilding plan that will be taking place under new ownership and will need to cut payroll in order to be profitable.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have also been on a rebuild in recent years, and recently announced that they are moving into a new arena.
While the Penguins are the most expensive team, they are also one of the least likely to be sold for pennies on the dollar.
According to Forbes, the team currently holds a market value of just $5.7 million.
This number includes the estimated value of their home arena and is also based on their annual revenue.
The Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins are both the only NHL teams that are projected to be worth more than $5 million.
While the Penguins have been the most financially successful team, it does not mean that they will be the last team to go under in the hockey world.
There are a variety other teams that have made major investments in the past few years, including the Montreal Canadiens, the Edmonton Oilers, the Vancouver Canucks, the Minnesota Wild, the Arizona Coyotes, and many others.
If the NHL team list is to be believed, it is likely that the NHL will have a new team with a high likelihood of going bankrupt within the next five to 10 years.