Daly on impact of realignment on expansion, negotiations w/NHLPA
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02-28-2013, 01:19 PM
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Would there be a better benefit for them going with the New York teams than the Canadians? What's the number on the snowbirds?
Sincerely, don't know how the numbers with the snowbirds compare. But I'd rather depend on people who actually live in Florida rather than how many people from Canada may fly down to watch games there. And if even if the numbers might be slightly more productive on the snowbird side, there's still the logic of the travel issue, as well as the unnecessary extra border crossing games, all of which makes putting the Florida teams with the NYC area teams, the Pennsylvania teams, and Washington a sensible alignment.
And there's certainly nothing illogical about keeping Columbus with Detroit, both coming from the old Central Division into the new Central Division. If Pittsburgh can't see fit to join them, then it has to be Carolina.
And on top of that, the Florida teams themselves voted against being added in with the eastern Canadian teams, and Montreal voted against it as well.
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