HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 12:38 AM
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HNIC Saturday announcement was surprising by jamming all eastern teams together. What happens in 2016 when a potential $550-600M in expansion for Toronto and Quebec City comes forward. Do you put them in the central time zone. No Battle of Quebec? This is nuts. I thought they might put 1. Mtn and Pacific together; Edm Clg Vnc Sea(Phx) Col Sj La Ana, 2. Central consist of Wpg, Min, Chi, Det, Tor2, Clu, Stl Dal 3. North has Bos Que C Mtl Ott Tor Buf Nsh (cuts the distance to the south and provides a southern rival for) Car and 4 Atlantic has Ny Brk Nj Phl Pit Wsh Tb Flr This made more sense for the central would have 3 east vs 5 cent time cities better for Det. State of Flr is a better rival for big north-east US cities. The way they would have it would radically change in 3 years. How forward thinking is that unless they suspect not 1 but 3 franchise relocations
I think your missing the point. Colorado doesn't want to play in the Pacific, Nashville doesn't want to play in the eastern time zone, and for some reason you have them with the north east instead of the south, Columbus and Detroit both want to be in the west.
The whole thing is basically because of time zones. This proposal moves Dallas, Colorado, Winnipeg, Detroit, and Columbus into divisions that actually help them. Your proposal is just creating the same problems.
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