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#21 GMRwings1983

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:39 PM

 

Phoenix, and LA? Phoenix is barely still in Phoenix, and LA only got a fan base after they won a cup. Those teams are not doing well.


 

... computer ranked? so for the next couple years we get to watch Chicago vs. Pittsburgh for the cup? is there even a point to the regular season then?  This would be an awful, awful, awful idea. Every year Pittsburgh is picked to win the cup, but the last time they made the finals was 09'

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

The playoff format is unnecessarily complicated. I was never a fan of divisional matchups being forced on us. Or divisions at all. You don't need to play a team five times to develop a rivalry.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:26 AM

Phoenix, and LA? Phoenix is barely still in Phoenix, and LA only got a fan base after they won a cup. Those teams are not doing well.

 
... computer ranked? so for the next couple years we get to watch Chicago vs. Pittsburgh for the cup? is there even a point to the regular season then?  This would be an awful, awful, awful idea. Every year Pittsburgh is picked to win the cup, but the last time they made the finals was 09'

 

Neither of those are true. 

 

Sure there's bandwagoners, just like there's been with the Wings.  But the Kings have had a long suffering fan base.  And they've been in or around the top half of the league in attendance for a decade.  Which is pretty good for a non-traditional hockey where all you hear about is the Lakers.  

 

According to Forbes they're franchise value is #10 in the league (Detroit is  #6) and in spite of their high payroll are turning a profit. I don't know that I trust Forbes on the exact $ numbers for franchises but they're probably in the ballpark with teams relative to one another. 

 

Unless they've got some financial issue i've not heard about, they're nowhere near like the Coyotes. 



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:45 AM

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:54 AM

Wait...is Chicago seriously the only O6 team in the West?


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:56 AM

Wait...is Chicago seriously the only O6 team in the West?


Yeah they're also the only one not in the eastern time zone.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:03 AM

 
About the same height as Uncle Gary.


And they both only care about money :P

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:27 PM

Wait...is Chicago seriously the only O6 team in the West?

 

Also the only team that will give the league ratings in the SCF.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

This alignment is so much better than the FIRST agreed upon change before it was scrapped.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:35 PM

This alignment is so much better than the FIRST agreed upon change before it was scrapped.


Lol. It's the same

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:46 PM

Lol. It's the same

 
I think kylee means the realignment that was shot down by the PA before the lockout.  In which case, no, they weren't the same at all. Detroit was still in the West in the pre-lockout proposal.
 
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:11 AM

That's exactly what I meant. I'm talking when Detroit was in the central in the West. This will be much,much better.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:31 AM

I dont think it matters

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:45 AM

 
I think kylee means the realignment that was shot down by the PA before the lockout.  In which case, no, they weren't the same at all. Detroit was still in the West in the pre-lockout proposal.
 
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hmmm, my bad, I thought the pre-lockout proposal had Detroit in the East, I guess I was wrong. Thanks for the comparisons :)



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:03 AM

The playoff format is unnecessarily complicated. I was never a fan of divisional matchups being forced on us. Or divisions at all. You don't need to play a team five times to develop a rivalry.


I think they are just trying too hard to create rivalries, although the best ones are already set. I mean wednesday is now officially rivalry day how stupid is that? Players and fans already know their opponents amd rivals, no need for the NHL trying to build one. In terms of Chicago I very sure they are going to miss their old and only original 6 rivalry soon enough.

The new playoff format just sucks but I am really looking forward to the games against Montreal, Toronto, Rangers and of course Pittsburgh.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:55 AM

The new playoff format just sucks but I am really looking forward to the games against Montreal, Toronto, Rangers and of course Pittsburgh.

 

Boston?


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:00 AM

... but I am really looking forward to the games against Montreal, Toronto, Rangers and of course Pittsburgh.

 

This always happens in non-lockout seasons.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

 

This always happens in non-lockout seasons.

 

What does? We didn't always play teams from the opposite conference in a regular season, something they are trying to rectify now



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:13 AM


 
This always happens in non-lockout seasons.


 
What does? We didn't always play teams from the opposite conference in a regular season, something they are trying to rectify now


Yes they do, just not always at home.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:33 AM


The new playoff format just sucks but I am really looking forward to the games against Montreal, Toronto, Rangers and of course Pittsburgh.


 
Boston?


I am not looking forward to these games, they are going to be a bloodbath but the others should be tight and high emotional ones.


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