HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-24-2013, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Why do Detroit and Columbus have to be further pleased? They voted in favor of the previous proposal. Montreal and the Florida teams (or one of them) voted against the previous proposal; and the PA rejected it. What does any of that have to do with pleasing Detroit with this proposal?
Didn't say it was done to please them. I really do not understand why you are having such a difficult concept comprehending why they are moving Detroit and Columbus to the eastern conference. Again, it is about limiting travel for some, and getting teams into divisions with teams in the same time zone. Obviously, it is not going to work 100% as Calgary, Edmonton, and Colorado are the only teams in the Mountain Time Zone, but at least they are traveling only one-time zone away. THAT is about tv money. Dallas gets hurt with their ratings when they play many games that start at 9 or 9:30 locally. Lower ratings hurt how much the local station will pay for the broadcast rights. Even 8:30 starts hurt ratings for most teams.
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