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02-08-2013, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
I expected the Phily / Montreal commentary from someone,... but the other change you're suggesting doesn't make sense. Any new structure should do away with 3-Time Zone Divisions (not maintain them).
Not sure the Time Zones are as much of an issue as the travel distance. You could keep the 2 time zone Divisions, by just swapping Dallas and Minnesota (Minn doesnt belong in a division with teams in Northwestern Canada no more than WPG belongs in a division with cities in Florida), yet many of those teams now in a new Northwest would have to travel farther than the the teams in the Pacific would if Dallas wound up there.

The Stars sure as heck would rather be going to LA and Anaheim than Edmonton and Calgary, even though it crosses more time zones. Need to consider the latitude as well as the longitude.

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