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11-17-2012, 02:12 PM
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How would Vancouver feel in a different Division from Calgary and Edmonton? But my thinking is that it's not a good thing to have too many Canadian teams in the same Division. So where Vancouver would get Seattle in that new alignment (assuming Seattle gets a team), Montreal gets Boston. Plus Vancouver gets a PTZ alignment, and Montreal gets Quebec City.

As for Ottawa and Toronto,... Yes, it's not a great arrangement for Ottawa, being separated from what is its closest geographic rival, but it still has Toronto and a potential other Ontario rival with a 2nd team in southern Ontario. As for Toronto, no sympathy is needed there, not with Toronto still being in the same Division with Ottawa, another southern Ontario team, Buffalo, and the old rival Detroit.
Gotcha, good point. Missed Vancouver separated from EDM and CGY, but I think it's ok. The rest of the west comes so hard to pull together. Maybe respective teams fans don't agree though, lol.

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11-17-2012, 02:18 PM
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Two years ago I would have been over the moon at the prospect of new teams in Canada.

Now? I really don't give a ****.

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11-17-2012, 04:10 PM
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If Hamilton were to get a team, I'd prefer to have it in Buffalo's division. I think that would be good for both teams.
ya separating Toronto, Buffalo, and Hamilton would be a huge mistake, 3 hockey mad markets with Huge rivalries, thats ratings gold right there. If Buffalo had not completely owned the Leafs since the lockout there would be a huge rivalry right now

also if they go to 32 teams the divisions would 4 teams and it would probably be

Toronto
Hamilton
Buffalo
Ottawa or Columbus

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ya separating Toronto, Buffalo, and Hamilton would be a huge mistake, 3 hockey mad markets with Huge rivalries, thats ratings gold right there. If Buffalo had not completely owned the Leafs since the lockout there would be a huge rivalry right now

also if they go to 32 teams the divisions would 4 teams and it would probably be

Toronto
Hamilton
Buffalo
Ottawa or Columbus
It would be Ottawa. Big rivalry with Toronto and Buffalo

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11-17-2012, 04:23 PM
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It would be Ottawa. Big rivalry with Toronto and Buffalo
how much fun would that division be, it would be so awesome

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Separating Montreal from Ottawa makes absolutely NO SENSE WHATSOEVER... It actually makes less sense than separating Montreal from Boston.

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11-17-2012, 04:26 PM
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ya separating Toronto, Buffalo, and Hamilton would be a huge mistake, 3 hockey mad markets with Huge rivalries, thats ratings gold right there. If Buffalo had not completely owned the Leafs since the lockout there would be a huge rivalry right now

also if they go to 32 teams the divisions would 4 teams and it would probably be

Toronto
Hamilton
Buffalo
Ottawa or Columbus
If they go to 4-team Divisions, I'd rather see Detroit in that group (makes perrrfect geographic sense); Ottawa in a Division with QC, Montreal, and Boston. Columbus would be good with Pittsburgh, Washington, and Carolina.

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11-17-2012, 04:34 PM
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If they go to 4-team Divisions, I'd rather see Detroit in that group (makes perrrfect geographic sense); Ottawa in a Division with QC, Montreal, and Boston. Columbus would be good with Pittsburgh, Washington, and Carolina.
I don't see them seperating Pitts and Philly though, what I'm thinking is

Buffalo
Toronto
Hamilton
Ottawa

Quebec
Montreal
Boston
Brooklyn

NYR
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
New Jersey

Washington
Carolina
Florida
Tampa Bay

Detroit
Columbus
Nashville
Chicago

Minnesota
Winnipeg
Edmonton
Calgary

St. Louis
Dallas
Colorado
Phoenix

Vancouver
San Jose
LA
Anaheim


the only reason I have Vancouver in with the Pacific teams is because I don't think the NHL would make a division with only Canadian teams

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11-17-2012, 04:34 PM
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Two years ago I would have been over the moon at the prospect of new teams in Canada.

Now? I really don't give a ****.
I tend to feel similar.

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11-17-2012, 04:54 PM
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ya separating Toronto, Buffalo, and Hamilton would be a huge mistake, 3 hockey mad markets with Huge rivalries, thats ratings gold right there. If Buffalo had not completely owned the Leafs since the lockout there would be a huge rivalry right now

also if they go to 32 teams the divisions would 4 teams and it would probably be

Toronto
Hamilton
Buffalo
Ottawa or Columbus
What's missing to make this a rivalry? oh yeah Sabre fans


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11-17-2012, 05:00 PM
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More travel involved for Boston doing it this way, but it keeps great rivals together:

Boston
Montreal
Ottawa
Quebec
Toronto
Southern Ont


Buffalo
Columbus
Detroit
New Jersey
NYI
NYR
Keeps great rivalries
Splits up Chicago and Detroit

.... choose one?

Unless you only meant that it keeps great eastern rivalries.

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11-17-2012, 05:34 PM
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What's missing to make this a rivalry? oh yeah Sabre fans

ya thats just season ticket holder cashing in on Leaf games, ticket values triple for Sabres Leafs games, if it were a play off game it would be different, also cherry picking clips is not not honest


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11-17-2012, 05:40 PM
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I don't want to see any more expansion in the league right now.

I'd like to see Phoenix movedm and Seattle would be a good fit. They are a competing team right now, which would help offset the terrible times expansion teams have to go through that undoubtedly kill fanbases in the new market.

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If you add 2 Canadian Teams (Hamilton and QC for the sake of argument) and Phoenix stays West, do you put Hamilton and Detroit in the Central, or do you move the 2 Florida teams there?

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Let's not bump a thread that died. Start a new thread if you just have some hypothetical situations to discuss.



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