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03-14-2013, 07:52 PM
Fix the PP!!
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Bettman on re-alignemnt plan for our new division:

Division C has four Original Six franchises: the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning are also in the division.

Commissioner Bettman said he thinks being in this division will benefit the Panthers and Lighting despite the added travel.

"From a business standpoint, I think this is probably really good for both Florida teams," he said. "Competitively they may have their own issues, travel-wise they may have issues, but based on where Florida is from a geographic standpoint whatever we did wasn't going to be perfect.

"But our commitment in that regard is when we're doing the scheduling we're going to try and do the best possible job of focusing on the travel needs of the two Florida clubs and with respect to the teams in their division and their travel to and from Florida."

Bascially we got screwed with the most travel time and are in this division to bring more attention to hockey in Florida. They could have easily swapped out Philly and Pittsburgh putting them in division C and put us in division D.

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