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06-13-2013, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
This alignment if FAR more significant when it comes to "we can't trade to Team X, they're in our division" as it directly impacts whether you make the playoffs or not. Top 4 of division make the playoffs and then face each other in the first 2 rounds. What happens in the rest of the conference is irrelevant at least until the final 4. It's a shame because the Wings have a lot of interesting long term assets/picks.

I think we'll see less of "we can't trade to Team X, they're in our conference" though.
Hmm that's a fair point, but at what point do you draw the line? Would we really turn down a solid offer from the Wings for a lesser offer from the Avs (for example) just to get him out of the division? I don't know about that. I've always been in favor of maximizing your value regardless of where you're trading the player, but I'm no GM.

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