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#41 akustyk

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

you understand that, in terms of economy, any chance of a division featuring two of the Wings, Maple Laughs and Penguins is low to say the least? and all three of them together is like totally zero ;)



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

you understand that, in terms of economy, any chance of a division featuring two of the Wings, Maple Laughs and Penguins is low to say the least? and all three of them together is like totally zero ;)

Why would you think that?



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

Why would you think that?

 


because every time Wings/Leafs/Pens (but also Rangers, Hawks, Kings, Bruins, Habs, Flyers ...) visit teams in weaker economic spots, their arenas are filled with spectators and good ol' bucks are streaming to their pockets. and there's also bigger chance to get national TV. 
 
for the sake of those weaker clubs the NHL will do everything possible to get as many of those highly marketable teams playing everywhere possible. some of those team may end up in the same division but NHL will do everything possible and more to split their money-makers as much as possible between the divisions.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:36 PM


because every time Wings/Leafs/Pens (but also Rangers, Hawks, Kings, Bruins, Habs, Flyers ...) visit teams in weaker economic spots, their arenas are filled with spectators and good ol' bucks are streaming to their pockets. and there's also bigger chance to get national TV. 
 
for the sake of those weaker clubs the NHL will do everything possible to get as many of those highly marketable teams playing everywhere possible. some of those team may end up in the same division but NHL will do everything possible and more to split their money-makers as much as possible between the divisions.

 

Agree, but to a point. Each conference has its big attendance draws. For example, the Yotes (if somehow they survive to next season) would do better under realignment. The Canucks, Oilers, and Flames all get big crowds out here, due to Arizona being the equivalent of Florida for Western Canadians. The Original Six don't have to keep things afloat. 



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

Agree, but to a point. Each conference has its big attendance draws. For example, the Yotes (if somehow they survive to next season) would do better under realignment. The Canucks, Oilers, and Flames all get big crowds out here, due to Arizona being the equivalent of Florida for Western Canadians. The Original Six don't have to keep things afloat. 

I can vouch for this. Arizona is the hip trend if you can't afford or for some reason dislike the Okanagan.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Agree, but to a point. Each conference has its big attendance draws. For example, the Yotes (if somehow they survive to next season) would do better under realignment. The Canucks, Oilers, and Flames all get big crowds out here, due to Arizona being the equivalent of Florida for Western Canadians. The Original Six don't have to keep things afloat. 

Agreed. There are as many "Snowbirds" from The Great White North as there are from the U.S. out here in the Winter. If you want to talk hockey, go to any RV park in Arizona in the winter time. Come April, they all head back home though, just in time for the playoffs.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:59 PM


because every time Wings/Leafs/Pens (but also Rangers, Hawks, Kings, Bruins, Habs, Flyers ...) visit teams in weaker economic spots, their arenas are filled with spectators and good ol' bucks are streaming to their pockets. and there's also bigger chance to get national TV. 
 
for the sake of those weaker clubs the NHL will do everything possible to get as many of those highly marketable teams playing everywhere possible. some of those team may end up in the same division but NHL will do everything possible and more to split their money-makers as much as possible between the divisions.

 

You realize that currently, the Rangers, Pens, and Philly are all in the same division, as are the Leafs, Habs, and Bruins. And I'd think having every team visit every other team at least once a year offsets any losses.

 

We probably won't move to a division with any of them, but only because of geography. We're always going to be on the western edge of the east teams, so as long as there are more eastern teams (and it seems there always will be), we have to stay in the west.







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