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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:47 AM

Charles Wang.

This wasn't to be found at nhl dot com; "Inspector Gadget" doesn't want people to think his League is in a state of chaos, regarding relocation.

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#2 LIDDYGIBBY5

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:58 AM

Sure, why not! If you can't get what you are looking for at home, move to a new one.
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:02 AM

So if a move were to happen, that would put the Islanders in the western confernce right? What team goes East? Columbus, Nashville, or other? I know it isn't going to be the Wings. Just wondering.
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:02 AM

If something like that was to happen, and they move to the WC, does that mean a WC team moves to the EC? Just wondering, not sure how that would work out.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:39 AM

Actually the wings did say they would move to the EC before, if I can recall correctly. I'm not a 100% sure I think it might have been when the talks were going on about 32 teams. unsure.gif

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE (Carman @ March 10, 2009 - 12:39PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually the wings did say they would move to the EC before, if I can recall correctly. I'm not a 100% sure I think it might have been when the talks were going on about 32 teams. unsure.gif


Two points:

1. NYI have a preseason game scheduled for Kansas City next year, so they have been hinting at this for a while.

2. Bettman has said that it is not a forgone conclusion that Detroit would move East, if a team moves West.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:47 AM

I saw someone mention before that the Wings have some sort of agreement with the league to move east before Columbus, even though CBJ is further east than Detroit.

I'm not sure I really want them to move to the Eastern Conference though. I think they'd be more likely to sink down to the level of the Eastern teams rather than maintain the high level they have from being constantly challenged in the West.

Edited by Chunkylover, 10 March 2009 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:47 AM

Thanks for the points thumbup.gif I knew I saw it somewhere, but am too lazy to dig that up.

Interesting, I know the Islanders aren't doing well, but are they so bad they are really considering moving them?

Edited by Carman, 10 March 2009 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE (Chunkylover @ March 10, 2009 - 11:47AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw someone mention before that the Wings have some sort of agreement with the league to move east before Columbus, even though CBJ is further east than Detroit.

But Detroit is a huge draw for wetsern teams. I doubt the Islanders will have the same sort of draw. Do they just let them go to the East without a fight?
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:53 AM

So the wings might get a chance to move east just in time to end the early stages of rivalries between chicago and san jose

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:06 PM

"The Kansas City Islanders"

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong...
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE (Datsyerberger @ March 10, 2009 - 01:06PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"The Kansas City Islanders"

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong...

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE (Datsyerberger @ March 10, 2009 - 01:06PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"The Kansas City Islanders"

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong...

Good point! Seriously. So what should they change their name to?
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:47 PM

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:03 PM

Kansas City Islanders is not worse than Oklahoma City Thunder!

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

If they end up moving to the West, the first team in my mind to move to the East would be the Coyotes, due to all the financial trouble they've seen in Phoenix, and a number of rumors already indicating Phoenix's downfall as a hockey city.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:10 PM

Do you guys think Hamilton, ON will ever get a team? [I've read that this is the best location if a team did move to Canada]

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:35 PM

The Islanders would be welcome in Houston smile.gif

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (Echolalia @ March 10, 2009 - 01:06PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If they end up moving to the West, the first team in my mind to move to the East would be the Coyotes, due to all the financial trouble they've seen in Phoenix, and a number of rumors already indicating Phoenix's downfall as a hockey city.



while its not a hockey city, i will be upset because its my only chance to get to see two wings games a year.
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE (Carman @ March 10, 2009 - 12:47PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Interesting, I know the Islanders aren't doing well, but are they so bad they are really considering moving them?

They truly are that bad. But I think they're going to put together a decent season next year! With DiPietro hopefully regaining his health, he (IMO) is one of the best goalies in the game today. They have Danis who's turning into a fantastic goalie as of late, Okposo is only 20 and already a big offensive threat, and many other promising young guys. With Tavares potentially joining them, I think it would be a much better situation than Stamkos going to Tampa. NYI actually has some promise. Or maybe that's my false hope... but I love that team.
Wouldn't mind a move for the Isles but they really shouldn't suck so badly the next few years (fingers crossed!).

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