February 13th, 2013, 04:19 PM #21
I can see why the two Florida teams would be upset.
Only thing I don't like about the realignment is unbalanced conferences. However, it does leave room for expansion and it will allow Phoenix to move if that's the case. If they go anywhere east, there are open spots. If they go to Seattle, then they don't need to fix anything.
February 13th, 2013, 04:19 PM #22
I only have 2 beefs.
1 - It continues to benefit the 3 New York City teams and the 2 Pennsylvania teams. Darlings of the NHL.
2 - I want my North/South idea!!!!!
Also the NHLPA needs to shut up about the whole 7 teams in one division and 8 in another complaint. Get in the top 8. Don't worry how many teams are behind you.
February 13th, 2013, 04:53 PM #23
Why not stick one of the Rangers/Islanders and one of the Penguins/Flyers in the yellow group, then put Florida and Tampa in with the blue group. Making the Florida teams commute to Canada for their conference games is silly. This would also put one each of the New York and Pennsylvania teams in a difference conference, eliminating the overlap.
February 13th, 2013, 05:22 PM #24
Yellow is f***ing stupid!
February 13th, 2013, 06:06 PM #25
Traditionally, that just doesn't work. Those teams have been in the same division since 1982 and 3 of them 10 years before that.
Originally Posted by JasonU
I can understand the problem with the Florida team but there isn't much you can do. Maybe they are thinking to move Florida to Quebec eventually....????
BTW: The NHL has absolutely NO BUSINESS expanding whatsoever...none nada no way. So that shouldn't even be an option.
February 13th, 2013, 06:23 PM #26
I still wish the NHL did a home and home between Western and Eastern Conference teams like they do in the NBA.
February 13th, 2013, 06:26 PM #27
THIS! YES! If anything contract two teams...
Originally Posted by jom
February 13th, 2013, 06:34 PM #28
No way Tampa Bay or Florida roll with this. If the NHL really wanted to make it about travel proximity, you oughta 8/7/8/7 it like this:
A - Anaheim, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Colorado
B - Winnipeg, Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Buffalo, Ottawa
C - Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, New Jersey, NYR, NYI, Boston, Montreal
D - Florida, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Nashville, Carolina, St Louis, Columbus
Hockey media would cream themselves to cover the C division as if none of the others existed!
Last edited by BDTR; February 13th, 2013 at 06:37 PM.
February 13th, 2013, 06:40 PM #29
The only hitch there is that Toronto/Ottawa and Montreal are not in the same division (and Boston/Montreal). There is no way they won't end up in the same division....not with the influence they (Montreal and the Loafs) wield at the league level.
Originally Posted by BDTR
Edit to add: Winnipeg wouldn't do that either....
Last edited by jom; February 13th, 2013 at 06:43 PM.
February 13th, 2013, 06:45 PM #30
True, true. I'm sure it's impossible to find a perfect solution without someone getting shafted, though.
Originally Posted by jom
Oh, and the distance from Winnipeg to Dallas or Ottawa is the same (Ottawa is 7 miles closer), so I don't know if they'd complain about my proposition more than the NHLs. Still doesn't solve the Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal business though.
Last edited by BDTR; February 13th, 2013 at 06:51 PM.