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12-05-2011, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jeh82 View Post
While the teams in the East would likely be absolutely fine with that, it leaves gaping holes in the West. Have you seen Dallas's travel schedule? What about Phoenix's long-term future?

I think they want to find a fix that preserves some degree of flexibility to tweak the system later (shift PHX/QC to the east) without having to do another wholesale rearrange.

Any plan needs at least 20 votes--and the 15 teams in the West see this as an opportunity to fix long-standing inequities in the league schedule.
Wouldn't it make some sense to shift Colorado and Winnipeg there though. It would make Dallas a little less screwed travel wise, and the Colorado-Detroit rivalry could perhaps pick up again, while I assume Winnipeg wouldn't mind being in the same division as Edmonton and Calgary.

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