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11-28-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by KingsFan7824 View Post
But the teams in the East and West aren't competing for the same playoff spots, as you said. Plus, if the NHL ever gets going again, and they go with the proposed realignment, unless all 4 conferences were independent of each other, then the East has not only the travel advantage, but they also have only 14 teams.

Here's something somewhat fair, not perfect though.

Bos, Mtl, Ott, Tor, Buf, Min, Wpg
NYR, NYI, NJ, Car, TB, Fla, Nas, Dal
Phi, Was, Pit, Clb, Det, Chi, StL
Van, Edm, Cal, SJ, LA, Ana, Col, Phx

You could maybe move a few teams here and there, but at least every conference spans two time zones. A little bit of extra travel in there for everyone.
I doubt the league would intentionally increase travel to try and balance things out. But hey, if that finally makes the Western fans stop whining then go for it.

I actually like this because Montreal would play in Winnipeg 3 times a year and that is way closer to Saskatoon than any of Montreal's current division rivals.

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