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02-25-2013, 05:56 AM
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Regardless of physicality that Division will be a welcome change. Boston is good, and Tor and MTL may be improving but those three are nowhere near as strong collectively as Chicago, Nashville, or St. Louis and most of them are nowhere near as young.
Also, anyone actually think if this happens, it would help us attract a lot more free agents, especially those who like warm weather and/or from Ontario? There are a LOT of players who prefer to not travel as much, and rule out WC teams because of this.
One hidden benefit for us is really the Free Agency, if we are at Eastern Conference. Then UFAs are not thinking the travel so much, and we have better probability to acquire Canadian free agents (especially guys from Ontario), who want to be nearer their home country, but not in Canadian city in their Media Circus. Also taxes are lower at US, if I've understood right?
Our position is really really great geographically if that is combined to moving East.
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