Rumor: WPG/CJB swap for partial season before full realignment
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12-30-2012, 09:38 AM
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Nashville doesn't make sense east/west, but they do north/south.
As for a Columbus/Winnipeg swap...if only no one suggested this a year ago...
If Columbus is put in the East, it's not going back, even if the move was said to be temporary. The proposal last year had a spot open for someone in the West to fill in a spot with one of the two eastern divisions. Columbus moving over would solidify that.
They might not have a choice, but Winnipeg was fine with being the only Canadian team in the Detroit-Chicago division. Colorado has a big Western Canada fanbase, so not sure why they'd had it so much. They're in no-man's land in terms of travel, so no scenario really suits them.
Actually... they probably will. The NHL isn't in the business of f###ing over their member clubs on the business side.
Winnipeg was fine with being the only Canadian team in a Detroit-Chicago division, because they realize that they're not going to get into a division with the 3 other Canadian teams, and Calgary/Edmonton are not going to be split up.
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