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02-23-2013, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by coldsteelonice84 View Post
Realignment was a terrible idea from the start. Why break what isn't shave off a few miles of travel for some teams. It is ridiculously unbalanced, unfair, boring and ignorant.
It's pretty broken, actually.

- Winnipeg is in the SOUTHEAST!
- Minnesota is with all of western Canada, and isn't with a single team from its timezone
- Dallas also isn't with a single from its timezone
- Columbus isn't with teams from its timezone and isn't in a division with a pretty natural rival that's 185 miles away

In the end, the teams wanted something based on timezones. It's NOT about travel, it's about TV start times. The more 'natural' start times you have, the better TV ratings will be. It's pretty simple.

That said, splitting the Hawks and Detroit is a joke.

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