Thread: Confirmed with Link: NHL and NHLPA approve re-alignment
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03-07-2013, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TheMoreYouKnow View Post
(1) Far from certain Quebec gets a team
Far from certain in this instance is a 99% chance it will. It's a traditional hockey market. Loads of fans. It already had a hockey team once, and can carry it again.

(2) Would probably be offset by a Western team
Depends on the situation. I can't believe the league will expand and make a mess of the already complicated schedule matrix they have to run to sustain this imbalanced league. Not to mention expansion really hurt the league last time. Doubt they'd do it again... Then again, don't get in the way of an owner and his expansion checks... Quebec likely gets a team by moving Phoenix when they put that franchise down and pull the plug. If Quebec moves a team, they'll have to move Detroit back to the west. They aren't going to have 3 teams imbalance the conferences. None of the other big four come anywhere close to that kind of stupidity.

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