Realignment: Did the CBA address this?
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01-24-2013, 02:14 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
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This unnecessarily mixes time-zones. I've seen complaints on the Winnipeg sub-forum about early road starts on TV. 2 Florida teams in Central would be even worse than the "December alignment". Move Minnesota+Winnipeg to Central. Also the 2 Florida teams to Northeast, along with Columbus, who needs all the help they can get.
It actually makes sense...
winnipeg does not want to be the lone Canadian team in a conference (Thus at minnemum add Toronto). It also should be with its local rival pair in Minnesota.
Florida and Tampa Bay can be part of a South conference with Dallas, Nashville, and other teams.
I believe Columbus should be paired with Pittsburgh in the same conferehnce to help generate rivalries.
In the 4 conference alignment separate the west from discusion for the moment. You have 8 teams out west. If Phoenix stays and Seattle gets a team then colorado is free to leave.
With the remaining teams it doesnt really matter how you split them up. the 4 conference teams leads nicely to a 32 team league.
Assume Houston and Seattle get expansion clubs and Phoenix moves to Quebec City....
You can create numerous city pairs thus a division consists of 2 pairings. If there is an issue with competitive balance you can flip team pairs.
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