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12-02-2011, 02:07 PM
Felonious Python
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The two proposed realignments are:

1. Just swapping Detroit for Winnipeg

Got to wonder about Phoenix's fate, if they should move, and where, what will change.

I got to admit, I kind of like the radical alignment. From left to right, the division names would probably be:
Atlantic, Northeast|Central, Pacific

A few notes about rivalries though. Philly/Pittsburgh gets split up (both in the east still), and BOS/NYR stay split (who cares about that rivalry nowadays?)

DET-CHI seems pretty important to those teams and fans, but it looks like Detroit is the one who gets to decide whether to break that or not.

I think the league may be trying to incentivize the Wings to stay in the central. As they'd go into a NE with Pittsburgh and Boston.

The central looks tame by comparison. It's the central they're used to winning, but now with the scary old Winnipeg Thrashers and Dallas Stars added.

Travel advantage to the Northeast though.

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