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11-18-2012, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Seedling View Post

I liked the old division and conference names. Those names were given with high regard. He dumbed it down for non-traditional fans. Same with the conferences. He allowed ateam to be called The Mighty Ducks.....come on, show some respect. This isn't a Disney cartoon.
I'd just like to point out, for future reference, that the NHL was talking about realignment- and changing the division names to suit geography vs. history- as far back as '91.
A report was leaked on Jan. 26, 1993 (5 days before Bettman was instated as Commissioner) extensively detailed the new divisions (not yet inn their current form), compete with geographic names. You can find that here:

Blaming Bettman for "disregarding history" and using the changing of the division names as proof has no basis in reality. The BoG had already decided on the realignment before he was hired.

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