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01-03-2013, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by KingsFan7824 View Post
Winnipeg I believe is closer to the Pacific ocean than the Atlantic, but there is an extra time zone difference.
Winnipeg to Vancouver Route Details Total Distance between them: 1863.79 km

Winnipeg to Montreal Route Details Total Distance between them: 1823.41 km


Montreal is as basically far east as the NHL goes while staying close to the same latitude. Winnipeg is as close to the middle as it gets, the prime meridian (geographic centre of Canada) is about 5 miles outside of Winnipeg. Distance isn't the big thing for the Jets, someone last season figured out that the travel distance was roughly the same for the team if they were in the SE or a western division. There were long hauls to get to the roadtrips, but after that the distances were shorter and made up the difference.

I personally liked having the earlier road games to watch with the kids, but long term a central division would be best, WPG, MIN, CHI, STL, DAL under the current 6 division layout or something similar if they change it up.

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