NHL to Expand 2 teams in Canada - THN
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11-14-2012, 09:46 AM
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Ahh, it's good, I wouldn't complain with that. But it could be better:
That Division should be matched with something similar in the east, or else Vancouver's alignment sticks out like a sore thumb. For Example:
(which also keeps Montreal and Boston together)
Having your other western Canadian-content Division
Match this eastern one:
Now, no matter how much I think 2 Florida teams are at least 1 Florida team too many, there is no immediate sign that either team is going to disappear anytime soon:
The problem still remains though as to which three other teams would combine with the two Florida teams to create a well-rounded hockey Division. Other than one idea of combining the Florida teams with the NYC area teams, another option could be this one:
(also keeps the Pennsylvania teams together)
Now that changes up your
To make this
A Division which I think creates an interesting mix and potential for those teams.
Putting that all together:
= Expansion 1,
= Expansion 2,
= Expansion 3.
(Ultimately Atlanta could flip Divisions with Carolina.)
Also notice that there are 3 Orig-6 teams in both Conferences.
I like this but replace KC with Houston. The NHL is lacking for big markets out west.
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