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05-28-2013, 02:07 AM
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georgiabluejacket
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Originally Posted by slightlystewpid420 View Post
The realignment is setting up for league expansion. Seattle is primed for a NHL team(big hockey following) especially with the NBA turning them down, why not try to snag an NHL franchise. I dont know where else on the west you could put a team though.
I don't think they'll put another team in the West, but rather have four 8 team divisions. Play every team outside your division twice(48 games) play every team in your division 5 times(35, so play one only 4 times, 34) and you have a 82 game schedule with everybody having to travel. Then the only time a team has "extensive" travel is in the playoffs in which I don't think they'd complain to much. Something like:

EASTERN:

Lemieux Division
Pitt
Philly
Clb
Buf
Fla
TB
Wsh
Car

Orr Division
Bos
Mtl
Tor
NYR
NYI
NJ
Ott
Quebec

WESTERN

Gretzky Division
Edm.
Cgy
Van.
Seattle
L.A.
Ana
SJ
Pho

Howe Division
Det
Col
Chi
Nsh
Min
Win
StL
Dal

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