There will be 36 NHL teams by 2050. The following teams by division as of 2050 - 18 in both conferences, 6 in three divisions and 6 in the other three.
Atlantic: Baltimore Crabs, Newark Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins
Northeast: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabers, Hartford Bulldogs, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs
Southeast: Atlanta Thrashers, Charlotte Hurricanes, Jacksonville Cougars, Miami Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals
Central: Chicago Grizzlies, Cleveland Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Houston Aliens, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues
Northwest: Calgary Flames, Denver Avalanche, Edmonton Oliers, Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets
Pacific: Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, San Francisco Sharks, Seattle Evergreens