Thread: Confirmed with Link: New Realignment Plan
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02-27-2013, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bubba Thudd View Post
Can you elaborate WHY Columbus NEEDS to move?
Sure. East coast start times instead of west coast start times, less travel for the team, better draws in terms of opponents from a regional standpoint, etc. Basically all the reasons a team like Detroit would also benefit from the move (my friend who's a Wings fan is just dying to see the Leafs/Wings rivalry rekindled) but the Wings have proven to be successful despite being in the West. The Jackets haven't.

It looks like they can both move, so this is a moot point...but if I were the NHL and only one could go, I'd choose Columbus. It's what's best for the league, not what's best for the Detroit Red Wings.

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