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01-28-2013, 04:09 PM
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Grudy0
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Originally Posted by MNNumbers View Post
More Orr,

I agree on the status issue. And, I agree on the Vancouver issue. But, that still doesn't answer the very real question of "What happens if PHX moves to QUE?" Now, the East is going to be a big fight among the 17 ETZ teams. You know that. I know that. The west, of course, fits a little easier, but it gets dicey to fill the end of it. Like I have posted before:

Even if Vanc moves to the Pacific, without PHX, the Pacific must look like this:
VAN, SJ, ANA, LA, COL
The Mountain Central must look like this:
CAL, EDM, WIN, MINN, DAL or STL or CHI
The Midwest must look like what?:
2 of DAL/CHI/STL, NASH, and..... Who?? Remember, needs 2 teams....



Which is why I am sure that the issue can't be solved until the end of the PHX situation is resolved.
But that just provides another reason why the NHL voted to scrap the two-conference, six-division alignment.

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