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03-08-2013, 02:06 PM
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Alklha
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Originally Posted by BluzNBirds57 View Post
Isn't the whole purpose of this to save money and for less travel for the teams? If this is truly about that, then stop making it East/West and make it more like the MLB. That is the only way travel will ever be fair for everyone. Teams in the west still clearly have to travel much more than the east.
NHL can't be compared to MLB. It isn't an issue flying to a city and then spending 3 or 4 days there and playing your 2-4 games, NHL you are going to play 1 game and in then flying out that night in many cases. The East/West divide is far from perfect, but it makes most sense.

Ultimately, when you are with a team, an extra hour on a plane here and there isn't a massive deal. I think it would be silly to suggest it isn't something that passes through players minds when they are in the UFA marketplace though.

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