Newest North American Sports Teams

Can you name the expansion teams in the major four North American sports leagues since 1990?
Not counting name or city changes
The Baltimore Ravens are filled in because of the Cleveland Browns relocation controversy
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: November 8, 2021
First submittedOctober 21, 2019
Times taken10,105
Average score60.0%
Rating3.88
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NHL
2021
Seattle Kraken
2017
Vegas Golden Knights
2000
Columbus Blue Jackets
2000
Minnesota Wild
1999
Winnipeg Jets
(Atlanta Thrashers)
1998
Nashville Predators
1993
Anaheim Ducks
1993
Florida Panthers
1992
Ottawa Senators
1992
Tampa Bay Lightning
1991
San Jose Sharks
NFL
2002
Houston Texans
1996
Baltimore Ravens
1995
Carolina Panthers
1995
Jacksonville Jaguars
 
 
NBA
1995
Toronto Raptors
1995
Vancouver Grizzlies
MLB
1998
Arizona Diamondbacks
1998
Tampa Bay Rays
1993
Colorado Rockies
1993
Miami Marlins
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Level 87
Nov 27, 2019
A chart of hockey teams and their moves over the years would be boggling.

Go, Whalers!

Oh. They did.

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Level 63
Nov 27, 2019
Yes to north carolina. But you knew that lol :)
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Level 69
Dec 2, 2019
Depending on what you define as the team, either the New Orleans Pelicans/Hornets or the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets should be on here.
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Level 74
Dec 2, 2019
so you're saying that one should be on here but not both?
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Level 61
Dec 3, 2019
Well, 1 was founded in 1988 and the other 2002. So I agree, 1 should be on here. I tried Pelicans multiple times kept wondering why they didn't show.

"On January 24, 2013, the franchise announced it would rename itself the Pelicans,[10] effective after the conclusion of the 2012–13 season. The Charlotte Hornets' name, history, and records from 1988 to 2002 were returned to its original city to be used by the then Charlotte Bobcats franchise, which subsequently became the Charlotte Hornets, starting May 20, 2014.[1]"

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Level 78
Dec 14, 2021
One of them needs to be on here. The Pelicans are listed as being founded in 2002, so they should be on the quiz. The Hornets are listed as being founded in 1988.
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Level 66
Feb 10, 2020
jayhiatt is correct. ... The Hornets (est. 1988) moved to New Orleans and were the New Orleans Hornets. The Charlotte Bobcats entered the league in 2004. ... When the Bobcats name didn't catch on, they wanted to change it back to Hornets. Much like the Browns/Ravens situation, the New Orleans Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans and established "new" records, etc. The Charlotte franchise then reclaimed the Hornets name and have all the records from the original Hornets franchise.

Given how the Browns/Ravens are handled here, I'd say it'd be best to the Pelicans as the newest team. The date could be 2003 (when records begin), or 2013 (when they officially were rebranded).

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Level 59
Dec 10, 2021
Correct. The Bobcats were an expansion team in 2002 that changed their name in 2013, but nonetheless an expansion team in 2002.
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Level 73
Dec 10, 2021
I agree
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Level 31
Dec 12, 2021
I was thinking the same thing.
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Level 48
Jan 7, 2020
Listing the Baltimore Ravens is just plain wrong. The Ravens moved to Baltimore from Cleveland and changed their name from Browns to Ravens. They are not an expansion team. They have been in the NFL for many decades. The Cleveland Browns are the expansion team. They began playing their games in 1999. If you're going to list teams that moved, you're going to need a bigger list.
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Level 74
Jan 7, 2020
We know. However, when the Browns began playing again, they officially inherited the statistics from that the pre-1996 Browns had accumulated. Also, the Ravens are filled in to avoid confusion to satisfy those who consider them to be an expansion team.
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Level 63
Feb 7, 2020
They had an expansion draft for the browns
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Level 78
Dec 14, 2021
The Browns always retained the records of the original Browns franchise, knowing they would be revived at a later date. The Ravens never had the Browns franchise records, so it was a new franchise.
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Level 58
Feb 7, 2020
If you are counting the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL, then why not the Washington Nationals in the MLB? How do those differ?
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Level 74
Feb 7, 2020
We are not counting the Ravens in the NFL. They have been filled in already and you do not have to guess them to complete the quiz.
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Level 66
Feb 10, 2020
The quiz is correct here in regard to the Browns/Ravens. ... Even though the "New Browns" were the expansion, all NFL statistical records will show that the Ravens are the new franchise. If you look at the establishment date of each franchise, the Browns will claim 1946. The Ravens will say 1996.
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Level 75
Sep 1, 2020
But why did you count the move of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg? Maybe there's something there that I fail to see, but I don't think this case is different than other teams that moved.
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Level 62
Nov 10, 2021
Because the Thrashers started in 1999 and then moved to Winnipeg to become the Jets again. Even though they moved the Thrashers were still a new franchise in 1999 unlike the Ravens/Browns. The thrashers were started when the Flames left a few years before to Calgary. The whole franchise started in 1999 which keeps them on the list unlike what you want to be cleared up with the Browns/Ravens.
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Level 73
Dec 10, 2021
The Thrashers arrived in Atlanta about twenty years after the Flames left for Calgary. Gary Bettman (and/or whoever has been pulling his strings) has been committed to "non-traditional markets" for a generation now. That means that Quebec gets passed over continuously and Winnipeg was allowed to move out at the first sign of trouble. But Atlanta was deemed worth a second go, and none of the ridiculousness in Arizona for twenty-five years can stop the NHL's commitment to Phoenix.
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Level 59
Nov 29, 2021
Because when the Expos moved to Washington, their franchise history and records moved with them. That did not happen for the Ravens. All Browns records pre-1996 remained with the Browns franchise reactivated in 1999. Only the Browns players and coaches moved to Baltimore.
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Level 51
Feb 7, 2020
One Canadian team... thanks for nothing Bettman
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2021
I see three here...
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Level 68
Feb 7, 2020
HinesBrothers, congrats on cracking the top 100 and almost 100,000 takes!
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Level 74
Feb 8, 2020
Thank you! I'm sure you'll get there someday!
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Level 74
Feb 8, 2020
We were hoping for those two to happen on the same day, but alas, they didn't.
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Level 68
Feb 8, 2020
If only I could get another english featured quiz.......
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Level 74
Feb 8, 2020
If you want more English featured quizzes, I'd suggest trying to try and spend a higher % of your time on the site making quizzes that have at least a 5-10% chance of getting featured. Even if they don't get featured, often they get a significant amount of takes which add up.

Even if they don't get featured, their takes are still significant, our non-featured quizzes have been taken 21,057 times, without which we would only be at rank #131.

It's also important to make the quizzes aesthetically pleasing, and to treat them like art.

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Level 38
Aug 19, 2020
Good quizz idea. Please add Seattle Kraken!
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Level 74
Aug 19, 2020
Thanks! The Kraken will be added once they start playing
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Level 39
Nov 8, 2021
...
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Level 74
Nov 8, 2021
Changes are pending
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Level 75
Nov 6, 2020
The Ravens is one controversy...the Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats/Pelicans is in another universe. Probably a good call not even including it as an auto fill in here.
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Level 68
Nov 9, 2021
Oh the logic here is baffling. Browns and Bobcats should be added to the list.
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Level 73
Dec 10, 2021
Given that the move from Atlanta to Winnipeg was acknowledged, I guess Memphis should also get a mention.
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2021
Fun and depressing quiz. Fun because some of these were so long ago, that I forgot they were "new" teams. Depressing because I remember when every single one of these teams came into being. And the Magic and Heat. Man, I'm old.
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Level 61
Dec 10, 2021
would it not make sense to display "Florida Marlins" and "Tampa Bay Devil Rays" since those were the names of the expansion team when expanded? I know it is basically a moot detail, but it would help with consistency
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2021
I only missed the Knights, and their logo is the friggin thumbnail. (Facepalm).
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2021
Two things: I'm curious as to why you didn't include the former names of the Ducks and Rays, when you did for the Jets. Also, kudos on the greyed-out Ravens. We all know what really happened with the Browns.
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2021
Probably because to differentiate from the original Winnipeg Jets.
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Level 40
Dec 11, 2021
Winnipeg Jets is here because Atlanta Thrashers started a new franchise.