The Detroit Red Wings and the Philadelphia Flyers are the two teams that have made the most noise about scrapping metal and other recyclables in recent years.
The Red Wings, who recently had a partnership with an electrician to make scrap metal recycling a viable option for the club, have long sought to reduce their reliance on scrap metal.
The Flyers, meanwhile, have been trying to build a recycling network that would help reduce their dependence on steel, cement and plastic.
The Flyers and Red Wings are trying to work out a way to combine their recycling efforts and use their combined expertise to make the most of the limited space in the city’s recycling network.
The NHL is considering the possibility of scrapping some or all of the citys recycling network as part of its 2020-2021 expansion draft, which will begin March 1, 2021.
The NHL’s board of governors approved scrapping the Detroit Red and the New York Islanders’ operations at the Nassau Coliseum in October and December, respectively.
Detroit and Philadelphia are expected to make their final decisions about their future on the scrap metal market in early 2020.