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02-03-2013, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Classic Devil View Post
Even if it is a simple swap, they're going to want to swap either Detroit or Columbus. It's so much easier for the TV people that the league is totally beholden to.

I still think the league's original realignment plan is the one we'll end up seeing, with four conferences. I just hope they come up with a better playoff plan (keep two conferences, please, even if you have more interconference play) and actually go through with the expansion to 32 teams (which I think is probably inevitable - Phoenix moves to Seattle, Quebec City and ? enter the league).
That's another reason why I believe it'll be anyone but Detroit.
Detroit wants in the East, but they're too big of a draw out West.
Perhaps it's better that everyone's already writing their eulogies for the post-Lidstrom Wings... might be easier for them to make their move into the ETZ.

I detest the playoff guidelines for the 4 conferences, especially considering that it was incomplete at the time they tried to pass it.
I'm a big fan of the 2 conferences, though. Playoff matches can get very stale with the former.

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