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02-27-2013, 08:46 PM
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Andy6
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I think it will be better to develop a bit of an "original six" feel with a few teams in our own division over the years. As I was pointing out above, we're going to have more games against the "other" conference, not less (a lot more, actually) and we'll be getting Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver (collectively) 4-5 times at home and 4-5 times on the road, as opposed to 3 times in total now. So a rivalry with our western Canadian friends can genuinely develop and there will be plenty of opportunities for road trips out west and from the west to Winnipeg. It is also possible that we can meet each other in the playoffs -- if Winnipeg is a wildcard, there is a fairly good chance that it would end up playing Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver in a playoff round. Same thing if any of them are wildcards, as will often happen (supposing the Jets get to be a playoff contender at some point).

In Toronto, I'll get to see the Jets every year, which is a relief (glad it's not more @ $225/ticket).

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