Daly on impact of realignment on expansion, negotiations w/NHLPA
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03-01-2013, 10:07 AM
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Again, I don't why they're going full out on realignment when the easy thing would be to move Nashville to the Southeast and Winnipeg to the Central.
Or as I've been repeating recently, they could just keep the current alignment, with those few modifications, but divide it up into 3 Conferences, and leave it that way at least until expansion.
- Winnipeg out of the Southeast.
- Dallas out of the Pacific.
- Detroit, Columbus, and rest of the current Central separated from the far-west.
- Virtually negates the issue of which team gets put in the Southeast.
- Gives Detroit and Columbus 4 other ETZ opponents.
- At very minimum, separates Minnesota from Vancouver, eliminating all 3-TZ Divisions.
- It doesn't changeup the Northeast nor the Atlantic Divisions.
- It allows for very balanced schedule.
- And they could still do the same approximated 1st Round Divisional matchups as they're trying to do now (though I'm not sure it would be necessary to do with only 10-teams per Conference).
- And it has only 1 crossover matchup for each Playoff Round, right through until the Final.
The 3-Conference structure solves the greatest number of the issues that exist, with very few realigned teams to get it done.
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