Daly on impact of realignment on expansion, negotiations w/NHLPA
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03-01-2013, 01:26 PM
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Personally, I continue to believe the whole travel issue is severely overblown. There is no evidence to suggest that the potential for an occasional cross-continental crossover ought to be avoided like the plague.
Really - if travel was such an issue, the Eastern Conference would be dominating the Stanley Cup Finals for the last three decades and on that basis perhaps you could justify the uneven playoff odds. But Eastern domination just isn't happening, look it up -
- from the 1981 realignment to the 1993 realignment, the conferences won the Cup six times each, and since the 1993 realignment the West has won ten Cups, the East has won eight Cups.
No wonder Eastern Conference fans are p***ed - they have every right to be. This playoff format sucks.
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