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#1 kook_10

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:21 PM

The subject of moving conferences has come up from time to time, and was brought up by Mickey talking to Gary Bettman tonight. Bettman said Ilitch would want to be called first in the event that an Eastern Conference team moves to the West (Islanders?). I like the Wings as a Western Conference team - not for practical reasons, but because of their style of hockey. What do you all think?

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:15 PM

I hope they stay in the west. Its the way it is and it would just be weird to be in the east
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:18 PM

I'd prefer them in the East. I'd love to have an easy trip to the playoffs every year. Not to mention an easier division...

But really, I would prefer them in the East, would be easier travel, and I'd love to get a good rivalry with Toronto again.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:20 PM

I'd prefer them in the East. I'd love to have an easy trip to the playoffs every year. Not to mention an easier division...

But really, I would prefer them in the East, would be easier travel, and I'd love to get a good rivalry with Toronto again.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:38 PM

It'll happen once there is contraction.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:45 PM

f*** yes, please. Easier travel schedules, weaker conference.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:56 PM

I hope so.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:46 PM

Yeah only if the condition is rescinded/moved. Definitely not due to an expansion.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:07 PM

I would love to see an original six division to be honest,..but I know I am dreaming!

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:11 PM

On the one hand, the East would mean the WIngs would dominate each and every year.

On the other hand, I think it might make the Wings lazier. In the West you've got to have that killer instinct. I'd hate to have an easy route to the Finals in the East only to run into a well-oiled machine of a Western juggernaut and not be prepared.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:29 PM

The East is too boring. I don't feel like watching boring hockey. I like that the Wings need to fight for their wins in the West. We'll just step over the East. It'll be nice to see the Wings win all the time, but I need balanced hockey.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

The west is the best.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:34 PM

On the one hand, the East would mean the WIngs would dominate each and every year.

On the other hand, I think it might make the Wings lazier. In the West you've got to have that killer instinct. I'd hate to have an easy route to the Finals in the East only to run into a well-oiled machine of a Western juggernaut and not be prepared.


that's a good point... playing against the best helps

it will be an easier road to the playoffs/less travel but I don't know if I want the Red Wings to be associated with that joke of a conference

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:31 AM

The subject of moving conferences has come up from time to time, and was brought up by Mickey talking to Gary Bettman tonight. Bettman said Ilitch would want to be called first in the event that an Eastern Conference team moves to the West (Islanders?). I like the Wings as a Western Conference team - not for practical reasons, but because of their style of hockey. What do you all think?

Going from Buttmunch's response to that question no way the Wings are ever moving to the East any time soon.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:55 AM

If the NHL could guarantee that no playoff games start later then 9pm if the Wings stayed in the West than I'm all for them staying put. Since that probably won't happen I vote for them to move to the East. I have to be at work at 7am and can't watch much of a double overtime game that starts at 10pm or 10:30pm. Screw the DVR, I want to watch it live.

I agree that the hockey in the West is better though.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:59 AM

I would love to see an original six division to be honest,..but I know I am dreaming!


That would have been something ;)

About the question: I see West as better hockey, so I think the Wings are better off there. Yes, it might be harder competition, but that should only make the Wings better.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:02 AM

On the one hand, the East would mean the WIngs would dominate each and every year.

On the other hand, I think it might make the Wings lazier. In the West you've got to have that killer instinct. I'd hate to have an easy route to the Finals in the East only to run into a well-oiled machine of a Western juggernaut and not be prepared.




That's exactly what i was thinking.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:03 AM

I'd prefer them in the East. I'd love to have an easy trip to the playoffs every year. Not to mention an easier division...

But really, I would prefer them in the East, would be easier travel, and I'd love to get a good rivalry with Toronto again.




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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:12 AM

I would love to see the wings play the caps, pens, leafs, canadiens, devils, and even the islanders several times a year as opposed to only once or never during the season. Ill sacrifice watching the hawks, sharks, and nucks for those other teams.

Better time schedule, better travel (especially in playoffs its crutial). I think its a no-brainer.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:22 AM

I think the East/West format needs to go away and there needs to be a re-alignment with all conferences essentially enduring the same travel, almost similar to an AL/NL setup in MLB (http://www.letsgowin...8-re-alignment/)... with that said, if they are going to stay in an East-West format, then there is no doubt the Wings should be in the East, as it should have been all along...

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