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11-02-2011, 11:17 AM
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Realignment talk (or) When did Detroit used to be in the East, Terhaar?
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11-03-2011, 02:16 AM
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Here's a realignment blog from the Great Bob McKenzie, in case anyone missed it. He pretty much covers all bases there.

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11-03-2011, 09:32 AM
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Sending Detroit to the southeast would be weird, but in terms of "best for the game of hockey", it would help a lot teams from that division.

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11-03-2011, 10:46 AM
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Sending Detroit to the southeast would be weird, but in terms of "best for the game of hockey", it would help a lot teams from that division.
It would help Tampa, Florida, and Carolina, but it would also hurt Columbus and Nashville so the league doesn't necessarily come out ahead on that. Ignoring the epic ****storm the Atlantic division would launch, moving Philly to the SE and Columbus to the Atlantic would probably have the same or better effect. (But yeah, that would be an ugly BoG meeting discussing that possibility.)

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I followed the #mnwild hashtag all game just to see what type of talk fans came up with and for a team which allegedly hates Vancouver, I saw 6 explicit mentions.

On the other hand, I saw 5 "marry me Marco Scandella" type tweets.


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11-03-2011, 10:24 PM
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I followed the #mnwild hashtag all game just to see what type of talk fans came up with and for a team which allegedly hates Vancouver, I saw 6 explicit mentions.

On the other hand, I saw 5 "marry me Marco Scandella" type tweets.
Sorry about that. I love me some Marco.

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Sorry about that. I love me some Marco.
Wasn't going to say anything but who doesn't...

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It would help Tampa, Florida, and Carolina, but it would also hurt Columbus and Nashville so the league doesn't necessarily come out ahead on that. Ignoring the epic ****storm the Atlantic division would launch, moving Philly to the SE and Columbus to the Atlantic would probably have the same or better effect. (But yeah, that would be an ugly BoG meeting discussing that possibility.)
Nashville in the SE is the only one that actually sounds like it would work. If they wanted to "minimize" the impact it seriously should be

NW: Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Colorado
C: Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Columbus
SE: Nashville, Washington, Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina

There. Done.

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11-04-2011, 06:21 AM
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Nashville in the SE is the only one that actually sounds like it would work. If they wanted to "minimize" the impact it seriously should be

NW: Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Colorado
C: Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Columbus
SE: Nashville, Washington, Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina

There. Done.
The problem is.. they wont let one American team with four Canadians.

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The problem is.. they wont let one American team with four Canadians.
Oh I know, but that is the "easiest" way to do it. And they've basically already alienated us into it by the sounds of it anyways...

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Oh I know, but that is the "easiest" way to do it. And they've basically already alienated us into it by the sounds of it anyways...
The bigger problem is, Dallas in the Pacific. Why would you have two CST teams in divisions with PST teams when it's not necessary.

Something that is frequently mentioned, but easily disproven is the "travel costs" concern. With Atlanta's move to Winnipeg, the total travel distance and travel cost for the team went up by something like 150 miles and a trivial dollar amount. Travel costs and distances can easily be rectified by scheduling.

The only reasonable solution for the Northwest is to move Vancouver into the Pacific division and Dallas into the Central. From a TV contract perspective, it's much better for the league to keep Detroit in the West. That leaves a decision between Columbus or Nashville. Moving Nashville doesn't fix anything that isn't fixed by moving Columbus. However, moving Columbus fixes a larger issue than moving Nashville (cuts the number of 10PM EST start times from from 8-10 down to 2-3). Nashville doesn't have the same problem (they have 9PM CST starts on the west coast which are much more bearable) and for a team with attendance issues like Columbus, those late starts probably have a fairly large impact on their following.

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I think we are all right in different aspects, but I have a feeling it will come down to one thing...US Ratings.

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