HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-27-2013, 07:41 AM
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They're planning on revisiting this in 2015. My guess would be that Colorado would bump to the Pacific and both Detroit and Columbus bump back West if QC and TO do get teams.
I wouldn't be surprised if Illitch and the BJ's owner (don't know who it is, sorry) were told, "We will put you in the east for now. However, if Quebec or Toronto/Hamilton/wherever in the east gets a team, then Detroit goes back to the west, and if they both get teams then Columbus goes back." Assuming all else is equal. So if Quebec gets an expansion team, but <insert any east team> moves West, then we will re-visit.
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