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#61 GMRwings1983

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

How does the Hamilton and Quebec talk affect re-alignment? There's always talk of those cities getting teams somehow.

Makes it unlikely that Detroit will move, since both cities are further east.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:22 AM

During the first intermission of the radio broadcast of last night's Boston-Buffalo game, the CBC's Elliotte Friedman offered this: along with realignment, the Club Governors are looking at keeping the first two rounds of the playoffs contained in each "division", trying to re-establish the concept of "rivalries" between certain teams.


I hate this forced rivalry stuff. It's happening in every league. Rivalries sell tickets, so apparently every game is a huge rivalry game nowadays. Playing a team 8 times a year does not create rivalries. Playing teams when it matters creates rivalries. Detroit's biggest rivalries were not with Chicago, Nashville, Columbus or St. Louis the past 5 years or so. They were with Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and San Jose. Those rivalries might intensify if the Wings go East, because each game would matter that much more.

Rivalries happen because something sparks a rivalry, not just playing each other a lot. They need to drop that idea, but since it's a business decision they won't.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:21 AM

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:29 PM

Wouldn't the most logical move be swap Nashville with Winnipeg?

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:00 PM

Wouldn't the most logical move be swap Nashville with Winnipeg?


If you ignore the fact that Nashville will be the only team in the east in the central timezone, and therefore keep the two eastern timezone teams in a conference with all central, mountain, and pacific timezones. I think the plan is to try to get all east tomezone teams in the easy eventually....

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:06 AM

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:27 AM

I'm drawn on the idea of the wings moving east. Sure, I like the idea of playing the leafs more, and I do think Detroit would have an easier time out east (not that they have a hard one now). I just think it would be bittersweet to move away from our more current rivals. I know the Avs aren't what they used to be, and chicago isn't going to be as difficult with all it's cap troubles, but I do find myself enjoying how much I root against the both of them. anyone else feel similar?


I've always hated the Avs, and the Ducks for that matter, and will continue to do so even if the Wings move east. However, I think we have a good rival in Pittsburgh, and as others have said it would be fun to watch the Wings and Leafs play against each other more. Other than Chicago, we don't have any good current rivalries in the west.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:57 AM

Yzerman Conference: Detroit, Chicago, San Jose, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Colorado

Stephane Richer Conference: Everyone else.



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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:50 PM

So I'll ask again.

What happens if some teams (Phoenix/Nashville/Florida) relocate to Canadian cities? Will they re-align again in a few years?
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:51 PM

So I'll ask again.

What happens if some teams (Phoenix/Nashville/Florida) relocate to Canadian cities? Will they re-align again in a few years?


There's two eight-team conferences and two seven-team conferences. I believe the prospective plans have Phoenix in one of the larger conferences, in which case it'd just be a matter of it shifting to the smaller Eastern conference.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

There's two eight-team conferences and two seven-team conferences. I believe the prospective plans have Phoenix in one of the larger conferences, in which case it'd just be a matter of it shifting to the smaller Eastern conference.


I guess that makes sense.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:17 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...ge.htm?id=75862

Interesting, instead of moving just one team East and offending another, they changed the entire thing around.

I don't really know if I'm strongly for or against the changes.
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