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01-24-2013, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
If I'm remembering correctly... Tampa Bay, Florida, Montreal, and the Rangers.If that's correct, I believe the Rangers simply didn't like the most of the whole 4-Division/new scheduling format package; whereas Montreal, Tampa, and Florida hated the alignment.

Other teams might not have liked it either, but whereas it was an alignment that they saw as not effecting them badly, that's probably why they went along with it. And of course, probably a lot of teams liked it.
I remember hearing Pittsburg was a no in addition to Tampa, Montreal and the Rangers. The only definitive report I can find via google is a LeBrun article confirming Tampa and NYR and having strong suspicions that Montreal is one of them. At the time EJ Hraddeck said Pitts and Tampa were two of them.

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