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10-15-2011, 08:51 PM
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I'm a big proponent of going back to 4 divisions, but I'm not sure I want to see the old format return where you have to play within your division to start the playoffs. I agree that it would be the most effective way to spark as many rivalries as possible around the league, but from a selfish standpoint I don't like that it would greatly reduce our chances of meeting Edmonton or San Jose in the playoffs.

It's weird, because almost all the teams that generate regular season interest here are currently in the Central. But our old playoff rivals would end up being in the westernmost new division.
I have a feeling that if we were placed back in the old Norris with Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, St.Louis, and then Minnesota and maybe toss Phoenix in there, it wouldnt take long to build animosity, especially if the divisional playoff format was brought back.

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I meant the late-90's, or rather only one season that I checked on: 1997-1998. The year before the switch to six divisions. The playoff standings clearly looked like a top 8 in each conference rather than top 4 in each division.

Also the current system isn't that bad on rivalries as even with the system being more random, several teams have meet each other in the playoffs the last few years, which is what you stated is what creates rivalries. Those teams being Chicago/Vancouver, San Jose/Detroit, and Boston/Philadelphia are the first three that come to mind. No doubt there are more.
You are correct there sir. They did seed the 2 div winners one and two then seeded the next six. To me though that's no different than the current format. It pretty much diminishes the point of the divisions.

As far as the current rivalries, most of them are built by chance and are short lived. Take for example our rivalry with Edmonton going back a few years. Imagine that wasn't just by chance, but it was brought on because we were pit in the same division and rather than the rivalry fizzling out, we've played say 4 more times in the playoffs since that last math-up in '03. It would still be strong. Of course I'm not proposing we should be in the same division as them, but you get what I'm saying. Substitute Edmonton for Chicago or St.Louis for example. There would be real hate and it would be on going and carry in to every regular season game against each other because we not only played last year in the playoffs but we're in each other's way to advance to the conference final again.

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11-15-2011, 04:23 PM
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Interesting post on the 2nd page, Flyers GM believes the league will go with 4 divisions.

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ST. LOUIS

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COLUMBUS
NASHVILLE

MINNESOTA

DALLAS

WINNIPEG
I'd love that division! I can see why this division would make sense, we can renew our rival with teams like the Blues, Wings, Hawks and I see potential in Minny (for obvious reasons), Preds and Jets.

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11-15-2011, 09:20 PM
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Anything that gets us out of the Pacific, I'm in favor of.

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11-22-2011, 05:32 PM
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Anything that gets us out of the Pacific, I'm in favor of.
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11-22-2011, 08:02 PM
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11-23-2011, 10:51 AM
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It was just a post agreeing with Lobo. Since you can't post anything without 4 characters...

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11-23-2011, 11:42 AM
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That's interesting.

For future reference, try actually telling us that you agree. Since, as you said, you need to use 4 characters anyways.

Otherwise, it's useless spam that no one needs.

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11-23-2011, 11:57 AM
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Using ellipsis does not signify agreement FYI
Try saying "Agreed", it gets your point across and for only 2 characters more!

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11-23-2011, 12:03 PM
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Using ellipsis does not signify agreement FYI
Try saying "Agreed", it gets your point across and for only 2 characters more!
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11-23-2011, 12:44 PM
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Got a bad feeling we will be stuck in the Pacific once they announce a new realignment.
I think the NHL will give the Stars what they want. Since the Thrashers left Atlanta and the Coyotes may also move, Bettman needs to keep the remaining Southern U.S. teams happy.

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11-23-2011, 12:44 PM
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Really? Quoting someone to agree with a point is pretty commonplace on every other forum I'm on. Oh well.

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11-23-2011, 12:49 PM
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Really? Quoting someone to agree with a point is pretty commonplace on every other forum I'm on. Oh well.
And ellipses usually mean "What on Earth are you talking about?" or something along those lines.

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11-23-2011, 01:19 PM
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Ellipses are three dots, and they indicate a continuation of a thought or the omission of words that are implied and understood.

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Ellipses are three dots, and they indicate a continuation of a thought or the omission of words that are implied and understood.
Much thanks; I had no idea the true definition, as opposed to what I was actually talking about, which was what people often use them for. People often use ellipses either on their own, or after a sentence to show they either don't understand, or would like whoever they are quoting to elaborate. I was under the impression you were using four dots, as opposed to three, to signify the above. People often times don't choose to utilize their knowledge of grammar on forums such as these, so I thought it was a fair assumption. But again, thanks for letting me in on the dictionary definition.

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11-23-2011, 01:45 PM
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Nope, just doing what I've done on several other forums, quoting someone to show I agree with their statement. I guess that's not a big player on this forum.

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11-23-2011, 02:47 PM
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Ya a lot of people drag out ellipses to show.. extended perplexity. I thought you were doing ellipses there as well. FWIW I'd just use ^^^^

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11-24-2011, 02:30 AM
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Interesting tidbit here per defending big d. Apparently Gaglardi has been lobbying Bettman for a couple of years about this now.

http://www.defendingbigd.com/2011/11...y-bettman-2009

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11-27-2011, 04:02 PM
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<bettman and gaglardi interviews with "BaD Radio" mentioned in another thread.>


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12-03-2011, 01:15 PM
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So we should probably know by Tuesday whether the NHL is going to let the Stars out of the Pacific. You'd think it would make the most sense for the health of the league to help the new owner with the struggling franchise, but you never know.

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Reading an article last night that we need 20 out of 30 teams to agree to it, just really shot my hopes of us actually getting out of the Pacific. Hoping for the most but definitely not confident we'll get out of it.

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12-04-2011, 12:19 AM
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I don't want the four division format if the playoffs are divisional for the first round. Current playoff format, but four divisions would be fine.

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12-04-2011, 12:59 AM
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I would love to see the Stars/Jets central division.... living here in Winnipeg, this would allow me to rep my Modano jersey at least more than once a year!

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12-05-2011, 01:17 AM
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Lites confirms that the Stars basically want to resurrect the Norris Division.

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I know that the NHL vote has to be 20/30 teams approving, but are there any teams that have spoken up or can be speculated to not approving of the 4 division alignment?

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