HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-24-2013, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Obviously, the Chicago-Detroit rivalry isn't as important to Detroit, as it was Detroit that wanted to move to the East. You can't pin this on Bettman or anyone in the NHL front office....this is TOTALLY on the Illitch family.
I would've also preferred that Detroit remain in the Central and get the whole Norris gang back together again....Minnesota, Chicago and Detroit have traditional rivalries in football and baseball, and should have that in the NHL again as well.
Again, they voted in favor of the previous realignment proposal which kept them with Chicago and the CTZ, while still separating them from the P/MTZ teams; and at the same time immensely improving their travel.
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