New Conference Discussion (Realignment Approved, Detroit and Columbus Leaving)
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02-26-2013, 05:39 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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Because I want the Hawks to win the Cup, not to build rivalries. You want to trade the 2010 Stanley Cup for that hatred of the North Stars?
Quit your crying. Any team that goes on to win the cup has to battle through immensely difficult competition, regardless of whether the opponents come from your division or otherwise.
I personally love the divisional playoffs. I love watching the Hawks play teams within our division throughout the season, and I love when we meet them in the playoffs. The truth of the matter is it sounds like people don't like the idea that our division appears to have gotten tougher. Some folks seem to want the easy street. Again, come playoffs, you have to beat the tough teams...so why not make a habit of whippin' their behinds throughout the season?
I'll miss Detroit. It was a great rivalry, no doubt. But we had one with Minnesota I'll be happy to get back. We haven't had a Canadian team in this division since Toronto left. I'll be glad to see another on board. Dallas is the remnants of our former North Stars rival, so I don't mind seeing them back in the fold either. On the other hand, Viktor Stalberg's annual point production can be expected to be halved with Columbus leaving.
Another reason for folks not to get upset is no one knows what's going to happen to Phoenix. With the West already being short two teams, if the Yotes move out East, someone's going to have to come back immediately. My guess is they end up in Seattle, however, and don't even have to change divisions.
Take a deep breath and relax. Over time, there's still the change things change. I just love hockey. I don't care who, where, or when my team plays.
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