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02-24-2013, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by coldsteelonice84 View Post
Yeah, it makes sense on a local level for Columbus and Detroit, obviously. Overall it kills natural rivalries and hurts the Florida teams.
It also reunites Detroit with Toronto - the two teams had an intense rivalry until Toronto was moved to the eastern conference in the late 1990s. The problem is that the Western Conference doesn't have as many intense rivalries as the Eastern Conference...Chicago will just be left with St. Louis, really...who plays an incredibly boring to watch style of hockey.

I don't really see why it hurts the Florida teams - they'll benefit from playing big market teams more. Esp. Montreal and Toronto - there are a huge number of Canadians (and esp. Quebecers) in Florida.

Originally Posted by Sir Psycho T View Post
Chicago v Detriot is one of the oldest rivalries in sports and they have played against each other more times then any teams in the NHL you don't mess with that for TV.

Detroit can cry about being in the west but Columbus is further east and in the west.

Easiest fix, Peg to Northwest, Minny to Central, Columbus to Southeast, BOOM!
they're proposing to move Columbus to the east.

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