NHL Realignment - Time Zones?
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06-25-2011, 04:34 PM
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I dont get why this is so hard for the NHL?
NSH to SE
DAL to Central
WPG to NW
COL to Pacific
Seriously, why are they making this so hard?
Just to isolate Nashville for a moment, a move to the East would mean that they would be the lone franchise in the Conference not to be in the Eastern Time Zone. That would mean many 7:00 p.m. games would be a 6:00 local start time. Columbus, meanwhile, would in the Eastern time zone yet remain in the Western Conference.
Oddities have precedence, however, and for different reasons: Detroit is slightly further East than Atlanta which meant a potential Thrashers-Red Wings Cup Finals would have a more Eastern team representing the West and a more Western team in the East.
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