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03-14-2013, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthJerseyRanger View Post
Awful realignment. Just awful.

-uneven conferences
-stupid wild card system
-Rangers play Jackets as many times as Devils
-Florida teams get screwed (the Atlantic would've been MUCH better for them)
-doesn't really reduce travel all that much
-I'm sure Chicago is thrilled with their one big rival shifting conferences

...all this so Detroit can start their road games an hour earlier. Really? Red Wings, you are the ultimate villain in this and will boo you relentlessly when you come to the Garden. This was all you had to do.

CLB to the Southeast
DAL to the Central
WIN to the Northwest
VAN to the Pacific
To the two bold points: Minnesota's owner says the new alignment is going to save his team ~$1m on travel expenses. That's not worth doing?

Also, Vancouver was never going to separate from Calgary and Edmonton. You want to preserve your rivalry games just so you can take them away from another team? Bull.

Originally Posted by truebluegoalie View Post
Honestly, it just makes sense to move them. What I don't like is the confusing playoff format and the eventual expansion which will inevitably come from this.
Expansion was inevitable with realignment or without.

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