If they are going to go with a 16/14 split....
LA, ANA, SJ, PHX, VAN, EDM, CAL
Switch Colorado and Phoenix if Phoenix ends up moving to KC for example.
Saw this yesterday on twitter and I love the idea! You've got to assume that the NBA follows suit the next year.
'bout damn time!
EDIT : And here's how it goes down!
West : Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, San Jose, LA, Anaheim, Phoenix, Colorado
"Mid" West : Winnipeg, Minnesota, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Columbus
North East : Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Buffalo, New York, New York, New Jersey, Boston
South East : Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington DC
How is this going to affect the playoffs? Please don't tell me they are going to have divisional playoffs again....argh...I hated that.
Frankly... I don't care about what Detroit and Columbus want. The NHL has 12 franchises all clustered together up in the North East.
13 if you count Columbus.
Someone is ALWAYS going to get boned in any kind of alignment.
in the form of a 14 west-16 east here is my guess
Pacific : LA, Anaheim, San Jose, Vancouver, Phoenix, Calgary, Edmonton
Mid-West: Colorado, Dallas, Winnepeg, Minnesota, Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville
Southeast: Columbus, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Florida, Washington, Philly, Pittsburgh, Detroit
Northeast: Buffalo, NYR, NYI, NJ, Ottawa, Toronto, Boston Montreal
I dunno the 6 division of 5 system seems to be okay..but it does have it's odd flaws
But honestly..of all the teams. DALLAS ****s up the geographics of it all most evidently. They get vilified no matter where they go in terms of travel.
In one division there is at least on thing that makes little sense.
Washington in the Southeast makes zero sense to me, Dallas in the Pacific makes no sense to me.
I mean...the 16-14 makes sense but it also has it's flaws...because to make it a 15-15 you would almost have to put someone like Pittsburgh in the West..that wouldn't make sense AND if there really is this pull to put Columbus and Detroit in the East...well **** that throws a big wrench in a lot of it...
what are they going to make a South division that spans from LA to South Beach? Seriously?