Posted 15 May 2010 - 03:54 PM
I mean, I completely disagree with this post. Trying to accomplish parity has nothing to do with east coast vs west coast. I mean, that makes no logical sense. Accomplishing parity is a means of having smaller market teams compete with bigger market teams and also so you dont have a small handfull of teams always winning (Det, Col, Dal, NJ etc...).
The fact that the eastern conference has *seemingly* been the weaker conference of late is probably only a coincidence. Especially when you consider the fact that the east coast teams have a stronger fan base that would logically result in more profit for the teams resulting in more success.
I think parity has been accomplished. Every year you see upsets. And NOT just in the east coast. As wings fans, we should be quite knowledgeable about this. Anaheim, Edmonton, Calgary, Los Angelas, San Jose (Irbe era). I mean, c'mon....you NEVER see this in the NBA. It's awesome!
This year in the west SJ, Chi, Van were all behind in their series at some point. And the Eastern race has just been fantastic.
Also - to compare conferences, it would be cool if someone could provide a stat for season W-L records for East Vs West games. That would be a lot more useful to this conversation.
Just for the record, the weather today is slightly sarcastic with a good chance of rain.