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05-13-2012, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirikanoir View Post
This makes no sense in both travel and building rivalries. Change Seattle and Winnipeg around, it`s not necessary to have 2 all Canadian Divisions

North Western Division
Chicago Blackhawks
Minnesota Wild
Winnipeg Jets
Colorado Avalanche

Western Division
Seattle Hockey Club
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks

This makes far more sense it reduces travel, especially for Vancouver and Seattle. And it puts Seattle in the same Division to what would likely become their number one rival, Vancouver.
Actually, that's very smart. Kind of loses the exclusive Canadian conference thing, but it really helps sort out the travel mess.

While Seattle and Vancouver would pine to be with one another in a division, do you think Seattle would be OK with being in an otherwise completely Canadian conference?

Do you think that may hurt their marketability?

Would Seattle rather play host to the likes of Colorado, Chicago, Minnesota, San Jose, LA, Phoenix and Anaheim or the Canadian teams?

I think for an expansion franchise to be stuck in a full-fledged Canadian conference may be painful.

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