Here's How The NHL Would Look If Players Signed To Their Hometowns (Photos)

Even for professional hockey players who are used to being on the road, the arrival of Thanksgiving is sure to provoke thoughts of going back home.

But as millions of people around the country embark on trips back to their hometowns, hundreds of hockey's best players will be hitting the road for the NHL's slate of games on Black Friday.

And two of the teams that will headline the league's Thanksgiving Showdown, the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, just happen to reside in areas that have grown a wealth of talent for the league.

In fact, exactly half of the teams in the NHL would look pretty good if they could only feature starters who were born in their areas.

Just how good? Well, that's up to you to decide.

Check out this list of NHL homegrown teams.

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Calgary Flames

Chicago Blackhawks

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens

New York Islanders

Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins

St. Louis Blues

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Winnipeg Jets

Bonus: Hartford Whalers