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Red Wings to be in an Eastern conference in latest NHL/NHLPA proposal


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#41 Number19

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:19 AM

Losing one original 6 for 3. I'll take it.



#42 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

II: BOS/BUF/DET/FLA/MON/OTT/TB/TOR

 

 

Please let this happen.

Swap FLA for WPG and we're set.  I wanna see some live Wings games  :hammer:


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

In two minds about it, in one way; It would be really interesting, a return to the east, but, the conferences seem a tad small for my liking.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

I will be thrilled for the Wings to be in the East, regardless.  The Wings traditionally got killed on those West Coast trips - remember that?  Plus we won't need to start watching games at 10:30 once the playoffs come around.  The team will benefit greatly from the lack of travel.  And, as mentioned several times before, the O6 matchups will be awesome!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

This realignment kind of looks like a precursor to some kind of expansion later. I know there has been talk of second Toronto and Quebec teams but those western conferences sure look like Kansas City and Seattle would slot right in there.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Am I the only one here that wants the Wings to stay in the west?



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

Am I the only one here that wants the Wings to stay in the west?


No. I want that too.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

This realignment kind of looks like a precursor to some kind of expansion later. I know there has been talk of second Toronto and Quebec teams but those western conferences sure look like Kansas City and Seattle would slot right in there.

 

Kansas City will likely never get a team.    

 

Seattle is in line for a Sonics return.  I don't see two sports teams going there at the same time.  They'll have to see if the NBA can work there again, before inviting the NHL to move in.    


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

No. I want that too.

You may be the only two then....

 

Wings belong in the East.  Even throwing tradition of the O6 out the window, they are in the Eastern Time Zone and need to be in the East.  Plus it will force Holland's hand to adapt this team to a larger type player style of team.  Today the best teams are in the East and the Wings need to be with the best teams... I am all for it! Even if it means being in that division that would whoop us around for a bit, but like I said, it'll force Holland to change his team to compete in an Eastern Conference type of game...


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

You may be the only two then....

 

Wings belong in the East.  Even throwing tradition of the O6 out the window, they are in the Eastern Time Zone and need to be in the East.  Plus it will force Holland's hand to adapt this team to a larger type player style of team.  Today the best teams are in the East and the Wings need to be with the best teams... I am all for it! Even if it means being in that division that would whoop us around for a bit, but like I said, it'll force Holland to change his team to compete in an Eastern Conference type of game...

 

I agree with you on most points, but I wouldn't say the "best" teams are in the east, definitely the bigger teams though. Detroit being in the East would be so much better though for a few reasons, travel would not be nearly as bad. We would get to see detroit and toronto as lot more, which is always fun to watch, and then we would have teams like forida, tampa and buffalo to beat, and we can embarrass ryan miller a lot more often, and drew miller can brag at family parties aboutt how he always embarrasses his brother on the ice :D



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

Surprised at no comments on the wild-card proposal. 

 

The wrinkle, as Friedman reported, is that the NHL is discussing a “wild card” option for those 8-team conferences.
The wild cards may end up being some variation of the “play-in” game or series that was floated earlier this year. So you’d take the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds on an 8-team conference, have them square off, and then the winner faces the regular-season conference champion. But that was just one theory.

 

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Here is what I think would be great for next year:

 

 

Eastern:

 

Div. 1

 

Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers

New York Rangers

Brooklyn Islanders

 

Div. 2

 

Detroit Red Wings

Toronto Maple Leafs

Buffalo Sabres

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

 

Div. 3

 

Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals

Pittsburgh Penguins

 

Western Conference

 

Div. 1

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks

St. Louis Blues

Nashville Predators

Dallas Stars

 

Div. 2

 

Minnesota Wild

Winnipeg Jets

Edmonton Oilers

Calgary Flames

Vancouver Canucks

 

Div. 3

 

Colorado Avalanche

San Jose Sharks

Anaheim Ducks

LA Kings

Phoenix Coyotes


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

Generally speaking, I'm all for this. A move east would be AWESOME for me personally because European fans are kinda screwed over by the game times in the west (a game at 8pm central time starts at 3am for me).

 

That said, I really really hate the idea of having unequal conferences. I just don't see how the playoff cut can be done so that teams have the same chance of making the playoffs.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

is this definite? mick and ken are talking like its a done deal



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Here is what I think would be great for next year:

 

 

Eastern:

 

Div. 1

 

Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers

New York Rangers

Brooklyn Islanders

 

Div. 2

 

Detroit Red Wings

Toronto Maple Leafs

Buffalo Sabres

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

 

Div. 3

 

Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals

Pittsburgh Penguins

 

Western Conference

 

Div. 1

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks

St. Louis Blues

Nashville Predators

Dallas Stars

 

Div. 2

 

Minnesota Wild

Winnipeg Jets

Edmonton Oilers

Calgary Flames

Vancouver Canucks

 

Div. 3

 

Colorado Avalanche

San Jose Sharks

Anaheim Ducks

LA Kings

Phoenix Coyotes

 

I can see Wild having an issue with this plan. Might as well move Minnesota to Canada.



is this definite? mick and ken are talking like its a done deal

 

It is a proposal. So as I understand it both  NHL and NHLPA have to have some kind of a vote on it.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

Swap FLA for WPG and we're set.  I wanna see some live Wings games  :hammer:

I live in Florida and want this for the same reason, so it comes down to your population of 1.2 million and mine of 19.3 million. Make some people happy.


Edited by Wingzman91, 24 February 2013 - 08:04 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

is this definite? mick and ken are talking like its a done deal

 

I think the NHL proposed this. Judging from the players reaction it should be good.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

As I live in Montreaal, I'm hoping for this. I only got to see one wings game last 2 years (it was the one last year where Lidstrom was injured and it was 6 or 7 to 0 for the habs.)

 If you're talking about the game that was in Montreal in January '12 the Habs won 7-2 and they were the last place team at the time.

 

I would love for the Wings to be in the East as well, I would get to see them play closer to me more often, although I would still make the trip to Detroit and watch them play at home.


Edited by malts85, 24 February 2013 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

On one hand I love that we would be in the East. Better game start times and less wear on a traditionally older team.

 

On the other hand I think that we are in the weakest and most boring conference. The 2 West conferences are rife with existing rivalries. The other East conference is even more stacked with rivalries, including the hottest one in recent memory (PIT/PHI). Although we have 4 of the O6 in the conference, the only real rivalry existing right now is BOS/MTL. DET/TOR would most likely start up again just because of the history, and BOS may also become a heated rivalry, but we have both Florida teams and Buffalo, not to mention a historically BORING Ottawa team. 

 

I think the positives outweigh the negatives, but I also think that under this alignment we will definitely see the most boring, un-heated hockey, at least in the first season. 

The rivalerys here are just dorment. Trust me, RW/habs and RW/ML is pure hatred. RW/TB could be great as well with the captian there, and don't forget that the Sens and RW have both used GR as their farm team.

 

As for things being unbalanced, I would rather see 2 teams contracted. The Yotes since they are broke anyway and the isles because they are a different type of broke. Expand the rosters to 25 players-increases the total rostered players and have a draft for each tems remaining talent.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

Am I the only one here that wants the Wings to stay in the west?

 

I want it as well. Time will tell though.







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