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02-25-2013, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Punkeater View Post
Hey guys! I've seen that idea somewhere else I don't really remember but what about splitting everything between north and south?


That would makes all teams mostly even with traveling. It would give more chances for Canadians teams to face each other more often (I'm Canadian, I know Americans won't care about this too)

North:

Montreal
Toronto
Ottawa
Boston
Buffalo
Edmonton
Calgary
Winnipeg
Vancouver
Minnesota
Detroit
NYI
NYR
New Jersey
Chicago

South:

Pittsburgh (We keep the Philly-Pittsburgh rivalry intact)
Philadelphie
Washington
Florida
Tampa
Caroline
Nashville
Anaheim
St-Louis
San Jose
Dallas
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Colorado
Columbus

What about this? Equal traveling for everybody (mostly)
As much as I would like to see more equity in terms of travel time for all teams in the NHL, this would never fly. The main reason for realignment is tv revenue....that is, franchises want the majority of their games to start between 6:30-7:30 pm local time. If they get that, they get more butts in front of the tv and that means more advertising dollars and more broadcast revenue. Your proposal would create more funky start times and put fewer butts in front of the tvs and would impact the owner's bottom line...which is why it will never happen....also need to consider the added cost for all that addt'l travel.

It's all about the money, first and foremost.

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