Daly on impact of realignment on expansion, negotiations w/NHLPA
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02-28-2013, 03:22 PM
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I don't think that's the case.
They'd like two conference of 15 teams. The division of those teams is what would "make or break" it.
And with 16 teams in the ETZ, there is no alignment of 15 in one conference and 1 in the other that can occur without enraging that 1 and ensuring that the alignment will not pass the BOG. Because either that 1 is Detroit, meaning the Red Wings are enraged about being left in the west and raise hellfire & damnation to prevent it; or it is Columbus, in which case not only are they enraged to be made the western sacrificial lamb but the other 14 western owners rage against losing the Wings as a conference road draw.
The PA had better pick their battle carefully here.
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