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02-03-2013, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by devilsblood View Post
But as noted time zones are not the issue. And I'd think Winnipeg would have a much easier time developing rivalries with teams that are much closer to it. And Nashville hasn't been around long enough to worry about rivalries. Don't see either of these issues being in play here.

Now I don't see why Detroit would be in such a rush to get away from Chicago, but it still makes the most sense.
How are time zones not the issue? Time zones are, from the perspective of the league, the only issue that matters, followed by maintaining divisional rivalries. And Nashville has a pretty well-developed rivalry with Detroit (so does Columbus, the Ohio/Michigan thing is pretty big out here).

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