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12-07-2011, 02:23 AM
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I too would like to see the Kings with a more offensively liberated coach, but I really dont think that's going to happen without a prolonged losing streak.

Keep in mind he could always be replaced by someone worse, or at the very least, very similar. It does look like the Pacific is there for the taking this year though. It would be a damn shame to just creep into the 6,7,8 spot just to be mauled by one of the top teams in the conference.
This is the problem I see, the Kings will remain average all year, thus saving Murray's job till the postseason. Unless he pulls an upset then who knows how long they could be tied down for.

To help stay on topic....

Also for the second time people, the Fla teams wanted the Canadian teams in their conference, helps sell out the building. That and no matter what they were gonna be traveling hundreds of miles...

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12-07-2011, 02:32 AM
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This is the problem I see, the Kings will remain average all year, thus saving Murray's job till the postseason. Unless he pulls an upset then who knows how long they could be tied down for.

To help stay on topic....

Also for the second time people, the Fla teams wanted the Canadian teams in their conference, helps sell out the building. That and no matter what they were gonna be traveling hundreds of miles...
Or the Florida teams are going belly up sooner than later and will be moved north.

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12-07-2011, 03:14 AM
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Why couldn't they have just had two conferences, and split each one into two divisions?

Conference I
Division A
Carolina
Columbus
New Jersey
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Washington

Division B
Boston
Buffalo
Florida
Montreal
Ottawa
Tampa Bay
Toronto


Conference II
Division C
Chicago
Dallas
Detroit
Minnesota
Nashville
St. Louis
Winnipeg

Division D
Anaheim
Calgary
Colorado
Edmonton
Los Angeles
Phoenix
San Jose
Vancouver


15 teams per conference. Winner of each division gets an automatic playoff berth. Spots 3-8 are determined by record. This would be much more fair.

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12-07-2011, 09:15 AM
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I see that. But they are also fourth in GA.

So its not like the door handle fell off the outhouse door.
The defense was fixed 3 years ago. Does it really take 4 years to come up with a balanced style?

Defense only is just as bad as offense only. And looking at the winning teams since the lockout, defense only is worst than offense only.

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12-07-2011, 11:53 PM
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Well, at least a new coach couldn't get the Kings into a worst offensive position.

Kings are now officially 30th in the NHL on offense.
With the offensive talent the Kings have, that's just ****ing embarrassing.

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12-08-2011, 02:03 AM
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Why couldn't they have just had two conferences, and split each one into two divisions?

15 teams per conference. Winner of each division gets an automatic playoff berth. Spots 3-8 are determined by record. This would be much more fair.
I think it's purely to increase the playoff rivalry of geographically close teams

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Does calling Staples Center that actually encourage anyone to shop there?
You'd be surprised.

If, for instance Staples Center was instead named OfficeMart Center, you'd probably recognize OfficeMart as a legitimate place to buy your office supplies, rather than some mom and pop secondhand store.

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You'd be surprised.

If, for instance Staples Center was instead named OfficeMart Center, you'd probably recognize OfficeMart as a legitimate place to buy your office supplies, rather than some mom and pop secondhand store.
But our media landscape is so saturated with branding that I'm already inclined to privilege a big-name store over a mom-and-pop. In general, I choose to support smaller shops as a way to support local businesses, but that's a conscious decision on my part. When I have to go to a major office supply store the choice really comes down to "which store is closer to my house" or "which is more convenient."

I guess ultimately I just find the commercialization of society vulgar. I'd much rather see major venues named for the city, for the architect, or really for anything OTHER than an essentially random brand name.

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But our media landscape is so saturated with branding that I'm already inclined to privilege a big-name store over a mom-and-pop. In general, I choose to support smaller shops as a way to support local businesses, but that's a conscious decision on my part. When I have to go to a major office supply store the choice really comes down to "which store is closer to my house" or "which is more convenient."

I guess ultimately I just find the commercialization of society vulgar. I'd much rather see major venues named for the city, for the architect, or really for anything OTHER than an essentially random brand name.
While I understand why naming rights are sold, I agree with you. There's more heritage to me in a stadium named after someone than something. The Forum in Montreal will always sound better than Molson Place or whatever it is now.

It does create some interesting nicknames though. For example, the MTS Centre in Winnipeg is nicknamed the phone booth. Sounds kind of cool actually.

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While I understand why naming rights are sold, I agree with you. There's more heritage to me in a stadium named after someone than something. The Forum in Montreal will always sound better than Molson Place or whatever it is now.

It does create some interesting nicknames though. For example, the MTS Centre in Winnipeg is nicknamed the phone booth. Sounds kind of cool actually.
I'll definitely agree there, that's a cool name. I guess our task in this post-industrial world is to make the best of the total saturation of our culture and society by commerce; taking the commercial garbage they give us and rebranding it for ourselves it is certainly one way to do that. Sometimes genuine cultural meanings can be created in spite of commercialism.

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