HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 01:51 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Originally Posted by
IU Hawks fan
Chicago, Detroit, and St. Louis have been in a division together since 1981. It is completely illogical to revert back to how things were in 1967. There's a lot of history between those 3 teams, all of which is much more recent than the Original 6 era.
And is it really great of TV? Fans of those teams should be watching the games anyways.
Detroit has been the silent, happy camper for to long. Watching a significant portion of your team's games and playoff games at 10:30 isnt fair to their fans. Detroit is closer to Buffalo and Toronto than it is to Chicago. It's made little sense they play these teams rarely anymore. Hell, they're closer to Toronto than any other team and have a storied rivalry with Toronto. That btw, was promised to continue when Toronto was moved east. They were promised 3 games a year and that lasted about a year.
There is nothing wrong with the new format. It's about as good as they could've come up with. The Florida teams are taken care of with their financial concerns and Columbus is also taken care of.
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