HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-24-2013, 12:14 PM
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I agree that the world shouldn't revolve around what's best for Ranger fans.
I disagree that realignment should consider Nash, Crosby, Stamkos, etc. Players come and go, teams get better and decline. Sure, Pittsburgh may be a draw now, but what happens when Malkin and Crosby call it a career?
Realignment should be about geography/time zones, especially in the West....and nothing more.
You make my point exactly. I only chose those players as examples of what the West misses now. In the future it could be 180 degrees in the opposite direction. I agree completely that it is geography and time zones, but it also should make travel more equitable between the conferences. Why wouldn't a FA consider an eastern team over a western team if he spent more time at home and less o the road??
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