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06-27-2011, 10:00 AM
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Jets push NHL to radical realignment

After this coming season, the NHL may well be looking into some serious realignment that would see Columbus - and Carter - possibly moving into the Eastern conference.
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The Blue Jackets are pushing the proposal for a 16-team conference and a 14-team conference in hopes of moving east. They are in the Eastern time zone and do not like playing many of their road games in different time zones because their games have to be shown at late hours on television.

“We want to go in the east,” Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson said Saturday. “We want to play more Eastern time-zone teams for obvious reasons.

“We're hopeful we can make that work. I'm in favour of anything that puts us in the east. I’m just happy we're discussing it.”

So much for trading Carter out west...I really don't want to have to see him on the Jackets more than once a season.

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Unbalanced conferences is a terrible idea.

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Unbalanced conferences is a terrible idea.
I agree.

Isn't the easy solution to move Winnipeg to the West and Columbus to the East?

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Unbalanced conferences is a terrible idea.
It works better than baseball because everyone plays each other, but it's awful in a sport where the top 8 finishers in each conference get in. That means 50% of one conf. and ~57% of the other are in the playoffs.

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So much for trading Carter out west?

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It works better than baseball because everyone plays each other, but it's awful in a sport where the top 8 finishers in each conference get in. That means 50% of one conf. and ~57% of the other are in the playoffs.
Unbalanced conferences wouldn't be the end of the NHL, certainly not the worst thing that could happen. I heard 4 conferences of 8-7-8-7 with 15 each is likely.

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So much for trading Carter out west?
If Columbus gets shifted to the East, then the goal of trading Carter to a team out of our conference is then moot.

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4 divisions?

Due to how many teams get into the playoffs, you just can't do unbalanced without it being terribly unfair. It is OK, but not great, in baseball because the teams with actual complaint don't make the playoffs anyway.

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4 divisions?

Due to how many teams get into the playoffs, you just can't do unbalanced without it being terribly unfair. It is OK, but not great, in baseball because the teams with actual complaint don't make the playoffs anyway.
I agree...even conferences is just better, I think.

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Columbus and Winnipeg can trade places and things would at least be a bit better.

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So effing stupid that Winnipeg would cause so many problems. Just swap out Nashville from the Central, put them in the South East, and stick Winnipeg in the Central. Or if you want them with the Canadian teams in the Northwest, throw Colorado or Minnesota into the Central and rotate Winnipeg into the Northwest. So easy.

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I don't get why they just don't shift Nashville to the Southeast, it would be so easy.

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