Realigned!!! [3/7 update: CHI - COL - DAL - MIN - NSH - STL - WPG; NHLPA approves]
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05-24-2011, 03:26 PM
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Dallas is further from St. Paul for at least 3 central teams (Detroit, Chicago, Columbus), moving Dallas to the central makes travel longer for 3 teams, while only helping one, whereas moving Minnesota to the central makes travel better for Minnesota plus Detroit, Chicago, and Columbus.
Dallas, though, doesn't have a team relocating to their backyard.
Winnipeg/Chicago is pretty much equal distance for Minnesota.
It also screws Colorado pretty badly as well in terms of traveling as now they have to travel further for all four of their teams...
The problem with the West is that it is totally spread out past St. Louis that you can't get an equal footing for teams. Someone is going to be screwed.
As for the TV market thing, people in Detroit and Columbus have to stay up till 10 or 10:30 for the start of a west coast game, it sucks, but Dallas is not the only one with TV market problems.
Problem is, Detroit and Columbus don't have to play the West Coast teams 12 times a year. Or 24 really, if you want to think about it.
So you screw Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, and Phoenix to some extent, along with Colorado simply because it's easier to swap two teams out? Yeah that doesn't make any sense.
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