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05-03-2013, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Cynicaps View Post
A team cannot build new rivals when it set of divisional rivals changes with each year. Norfolk's an outlier but they've at least tried to build rivalries with the Pennsylvania teams and had a budding rivalry with Charlotte going until the AHL made the Checkers the hot potato of the league.

Taking advantage of a city because of its position as an air hub is one thing, but rivals are built with stability which Charlotte doesn't have right now. Just watch them put them with the LKE/ROC/HAM/TOR pairing instead of doing the right thing which would be moving Syracuse over. And we deal with conferences in the AHL why?
Milwaukee played Charlotte 8 times this season. That is the same amount as Grand Rapids, who was in the same division as Milwaukee this year. While Charlotte was in a different division this season, in effect, they were the 6th team in the Midwest. Charlotte also played Peoria 8 times, Chicago 4 times, Rockford 4 times, Grand Rapids 2 times. That was 26 games against the Midwest Division.

Milwaukee played Texas 2 times, OKC 4 times, Houston 4 times and SA 2 times. So Charlotte was 8 out of the 20 games against the South Division for Milwaukee.

Rochester is the only team that I know for sure that splits their games between the two conferences. They didn't play Milwaukee, the only team in the WC that the Admirals did not play in 2012-13. They haven't played for a few years.

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