HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-27-2013, 09:11 AM
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That's one of the reasons Toronto was in the East instead of Columbus. Even though Toronto, like Detroit, could survive quite well in the West. Leaf fans aren't going anywhere. They're just as, if not more dedicated to their team than Detroit fans.
If it was easy, it would be done already. The league would've figured out something better in 1998 if it was easy. It's certainly not rocket science, but it's also not simple.
Columbus wasn't in the league in 1998. Atlanta came in 99, and the Southeast only had 4 teams so it was an easy addition. Minnesota and Columbus entered the league in 2000. The Central had 4 teams as did the Northwest, so it just made sense to move them into their divisions.
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