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11-30-2012, 10:14 AM
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East: NYR, NYI, NJ, Phi, Pit, Was, Car

North: Bos, Mtl, Ott, Tor, Buf, Min, Wpg

MidSouth?: Det, Clb, Chi, Nas, StL, TB, Fla, Dal

West: Van, Edm, Cal, SJ, LA, Ana, Col, Phx
Nice base idea, I'd build on this and add a Seattle to the West (moving Colorado to 'Midsouth') and Quebec to North. Nice 8 teams per conference.

Interconference 1st round, top seeds 2nd round between the same two conferences, then a free for all to get to the cup with the final 4.

Trio of Home and Aways inter-conference (42 games), Single Home and Away with your 'Rival' conference + Alternating Home or Away (24 games). Alternating Home and Away with the other conferences (16 games). That's 82 games right there.

or

Double H/A inter (28 games), H/A + Alt 'Rivals' (24 games) and H/A with rest (32) = 84 games.

But I'm a bit of a dreamer. The 2nd option would hurt my time zones argument no doubt, but the H/A with the rest of the league would be more likely to include weekend games and/or used as access for fans outside of the general time zone of said team.

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11-30-2012, 11:01 AM
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East: NYR, NYI, NJ, Phi, Pit, Was, Car

North: Bos, Mtl, Ott, Tor, Buf, Min, Wpg

MidSouth?: Det, Clb, Chi, Nas, StL, TB, Fla, Dal

West: Van, Edm, Cal, SJ, LA, Ana, Col, Phx
I hope all the praise for this "original" idea doesn't go to your head, KingsFan.

But now since a few have commented and liked it, I suppose I'll express my negative comments about it.

First off, Boston and Winnipeg in the same Division makes zero sense to me. I do like the idea that Winnipeg gets Ontario Canadian Divisional rivals, but not extending that Division all the way to Boston.

Secondly, if there's going to be 3 Divisions with 2 Time Zones, then why not all 4 Divisions with 2 Time Zones, putting 2 CTZ teams in all 3 eastern Divisions:

West: Edm, Cal, Van, SJ, LA, Ana, Phx, Col

North East: Mtl, Ott, Tor, Buf, Det, Min, Wpg

Central East: Bos, NYR, NYI, NJ, Clb, Chi, StL

South East: Phi, Pit, Was, Car, TB, Flo, Nas, Dal

But yes, I know the reasons why not. Who am I kidding.

But hey, either way, the Divisions as you've laid them out are still much better than the ones the League agreed on last December.

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11-30-2012, 11:19 AM
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From my experience, about 95% of the people who propose to bring back the old division names don't know the first names of all four people the divisions were named after
While I do know them, I am not sure how that matters one bit.

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11-30-2012, 01:30 PM
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I hope all the praise for this "original" idea doesn't go to your head, KingsFan.

But now since a few have commented and liked it, I suppose I'll express my negative comments about it.

First off, Boston and Winnipeg in the same Division makes zero sense to me. I do like the idea that Winnipeg gets Ontario Canadian Divisional rivals, but not extending that Division all the way to Boston.

Secondly, if there's going to be 3 Divisions with 2 Time Zones, then why not all 4 Divisions with 2 Time Zones, putting 2 CTZ teams in all 3 eastern Divisions:

West: Edm, Cal, Van, SJ, LA, Ana, Phx, Col

North East: Mtl, Ott, Tor, Buf, Det, Min, Wpg

Central East: Bos, NYR, NYI, NJ, Clb, Chi, StL

South East: Phi, Pit, Was, Car, TB, Flo, Nas, Dal

But yes, I know the reasons why not. Who am I kidding.

But hey, either way, the Divisions as you've laid them out are still much better than the ones the League agreed on last December.
What? I was sure I was soon going to be nominated to get Bettman and Fehr to agree on anything whatsoever.

I tried to keep the 3 divisions that actually work together. I like your setup. I'm open to any breaking up of teams though. Maybe some way to get those 3 non-western groups to have two O6 teams each. That way, no combination of teams would feel too left out, or not be taken seriously.

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12-01-2012, 09:56 AM
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What? I was sure I was soon going to be nominated to get Bettman and Fehr to agree on anything whatsoever.
I was commenting in regards to the various other positive comments that your latest suggested realignment idea was receiving. My post wasn't meant at all to be anything critical; in fact I generally always like your posts on the topic of realignment, you seem to be very open to trying different scenarios.

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Scotiabank Premier League

Number of teams: 20
Levels on pyramid: 1
Relegation to: Discover Championship Hockey (bottom 3 teams)
Continental Cup: Verizon Cup (commonly known as Stanley Cup)

Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nashville Predators
Philadelphia Flyers
Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
New Jersey Devils
Chicago Blackhawks
Phoenix Coyotes
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
Florida Panthers
Washington Capitals
Ottawa Senators
Calgary Flames
Dallas Stars

Discover Championship Hockey

Number of teams: 20
Levels on pyramid: 2
Promotion to: Scotiabank Premier League (Top 2 + playoff game between 3rd and 4th)
Relegation to: Hockey Association 1 (bottom 3)
Continental Cup: Verizon Cup

Buffalo Sabres
Colorado Avalanche
Tampa Bay Lightning
Winnipeg Jets
Carolina Hurricanes
Minnesota Wild
Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Islanders
Montreal Canadiens
Edmonton Oilers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Norfolk Admirals
St. John's Ice Caps
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Oklahoma City Baron
Toronto Marlies
Chicago Wolves
Manchester Monarchs

Hockey Association 1

Number of teams: 20
Levels on pyramid: 3
Promotion to: Discover Championship Hockey (Top 2, playoff game between 3rd and 4th)
Relegation to: Hockey Association 2 (bottom 3)
Continental Cup: Verizon Cup

Portland Pirates
Adirondack Phantoms
Springfield Falcons
Providence Bruins
Worcester Sharks
Albany Devils
Binghamton Senators
Abbotsford Heat
Milwaukee Admirals
San Antonio Rampage
Rochester Americans
Houston Aeros
Charlotte Checkers
Lake Erie Monsters
Peoria Rivermen
Rockford IceHogs
Grand Rapids Griffins
Hamilton Bulldogs
Texas Stars
Gwinnett Gladiators

Hockey Association 2

Number of teams: 18
Levels on pyramid: 4
Promotion to: Hockey Association 1 (Top 2, playoff game between 3rd and 4th)
Relegation to: Pro Division 5 (bottom 3)
Continental Cup: Verizon Cup

Reading Royals
Cincinnati Cyclones
Greenville Road Warriors
Toledo Walleye
Elmira Jackals
Fort Wayne Komets
Orlando Solar Bears
Kalamazoo Wings
Florida Everblades
South Carolina Stingrays
Alaska Aces
Ontario Reign
Idaho Steelheads
Stockton Thunder
Colorado Eagles
San Francisco Bulls
Utah Grizzlies
Bakersfield Condors


Pro Division 5

Number of teams: 18
Levels on pyramid: 5
Promotion to: Hockey Association 2 (Top 2, playoff game between 3rd and 4th)
Continental Cup: Verizon Cup

Trenton Titans
Wheeling Nailers
Evansville IceMen
Las Vegas Wranglers
Allen Americans
Arizona Sundogs
Bloomington Blaze
Denver Cutthroats
Fort Worth Brahmas
Missouri Mavericks
Quad City Mallards
Rapid City Rush
Tulsa Oilers
Wichita Thunder
St. Charles Chill
Expansion team
Expansion team
Expansion team

Verizon Cup
(random seedings)

1st Round - Top 14 teams in Pro Division 5 and Top 14 teams in Hockey Association 2

2nd Round - Top 14 teams in Hockey Association 1 and 14 winners in 1st Round

3rd Round - Top 14 teams in Discover Championship Hockey and 14 winners in 2nd Round

Round of 32 - Top 18 teams in Scotiabank Premier League and 14 winners in 3rd Round

Round of 16

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final


The CHL is basically the same as the ECHL. They're both AA leagues, so that doesn't make much sense. The CHL is also on the verge of folding.

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12-10-2012, 03:04 AM
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I prefer six divisions, however I'm realistic enough to see that the geography simply doesn't work currently for the two conference, six division structure. So it's four conferences we go.



ADAMS CONFERENCE (Northeast)

Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Minnesota Wild
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets


PATRICK CONFERENCE (Atlantic)

Carolina Hurricanes
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals


NORRIS CONFERENCE (Central)

Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Bluejackets
Dallas Stars
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning


SMYTHE CONFERENCE (Pacific)

Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Colorado Avalanche
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Phoenix Coyotes
San Jose Sharks
Vancouver Canucks


SCHEDULE

• Home and home outside conference
• Remaining games inside conference


PLAYOFFS

• Four teams per conference (reseed after each round)

1st Round: Conference Playoffs
2nd Round: Conference Finals

Wales Finals: Adams Conference champion vs. either Patrick or Norris champion (depending on reseeding)
Campbell Finals: Smythe Conference champion vs. either Patrick or Norris champion (depending on reseeding)

Stanley Cup Finals: Wales champion vs. Campbell champion.

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12-11-2012, 09:43 AM
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I prefer six divisions, however I'm realistic enough to see that the geography simply doesn't work currently for the two conference, six division structure.
It's got very little to do with "geography", and has everything to do with what the established big boys in the League don't wish to do.

......
PACIFICNORTHEAST
VancouverMontreal
San JoseBoston
Los AngelesNY Rangers
AnaheimNY Islanders
PhoenixNew Jersey
Eventually Seattle and Quebec City get teams, and those apparent gaps in the "geography" are filled. But just as it stands, that's not bad "geography".
......
GREAT LAKESNORTHWEST
ChicagoMinnesota
DetroitWinnipeg
TorontoEdmonton
BuffaloCalgary
OttawaColorado
Don't see any problem with the geography there.
......
CENTRALATLANTIC
DallasPittsburgh
St LouisPhiladelphia
NashvilleWashington
ColumbusTampa Bay
CarolinaFlorida
And again, don't see any real "geography" problem there. Any Division, whether of a 6 or 4 Division setup, will have a stretch to include the Florida teams.


Now that was just one setup, here's another to show that there could potentially be multiple "geographic" options:
......
PACIFICNORTHEAST
VancouverBoston
San JoseMontreal
Los AngelesOttawa
AnaheimToronto
PhoenixBuffalo

......
NORTHWESTATLANTIC
MinnesotaNY Rangers
WinnipegNY Islanders
EdmontonNew Jersey
CalgaryTampa Bay
ColoradoFlorida

......
MIDWESTCENTRAL
DallasPhiladelphia
St LouisPittsburgh
ChicagoWashington
ColumbusCarolina
DetroitNashville


And yet another option:
......
PACIFICNORTHEAST
VancouverBoston
San JoseMontreal
Los AngelesOttawa
AnaheimToronto
PhoenixBuffalo

......
CENTRALNORTHWEST
DetroitMinnesota
ColumbusWinnipeg
PittsburghEdmonton
PhiladelphiaCalgary
WashingtonColorado

......
CENTRALATLANTIC
DallasNY Rangers
St LouisNY Islanders
ChicagoNew Jersey
NashvilleTampa Bay
CarolinaFlorida


Geography isn't a problem, you can play with it in multiple ways and create geographically sensible Divisions.

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This is what I would want to see. I know there's a few minor location imperfections like both Florida teams being in the Patrick with the NY based teams while Carolina and Nashville sit in the Adams. But overall if you're in that eastern part of the States I think you're doing okay travel wise either way and it doesn't make a difference really, so I made reuniting old rivalries a bit more of a priority.

The other one would be the Jets being in the Smythe with the California based teams as opposed to close by teams like Minnesota, Chicago, etc etc in the Norris. Again, I don't think it's too bad and I did aim for reuniting teams as much as possible. And they are in with the western Canadian teams which are close.

Let's say Phoenix eventually moves to Quebec - you could stick them in the Adams and move Nashville in to the Norris.

WALES

Adams
Boston
Buffalo
Carolina
Columbus
Montreal
Nashville
Ottawa

Patrick
Florida
New Jersey
NY Islanders
NY Rangers
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay
Washington

CAMPBELLS

Smythe
Anaheim
Calgary
Colorado
Edmonton
Los Angeles
San Jose
Vancouver
Winnipeg

Norris
Chicago
Dallas
Detroit
Minnesota
Phoenix
Toronto
St.Louis

Playoff format would be top 4 in each division, division finals, etc.


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Canucks get screwed hard.

Makes more sense to put Colorado with the Cali teams.

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TJ,
I'd swap PHX and WPG (simply because that puts WPG in the same situation Dallas has been in since the last realignment). I'd also swap Nashville and Toronto. Other than that, looks good.

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I'd swap PHX and WPG (simply because that puts WPG in the same situation Dallas has been in since the last realignment). I'd also swap Nashville and Toronto. Other than that, looks good.
I know that makes slightly more sense location wise, I just leaned a little more towards reuniting old rivalries. I know it wouldn't happen exactly as I laid it out because the NHL leans more towards the travel being priority. If they went with my alignment with your two changes, hey I'd be happy enough.

Any way you do it there's gonna be someone getting screwed a bit. I think you have to just be able to tell teams, "Quit your crying. It's good enough."

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Canucks get screwed hard.

Makes more sense to put Colorado with the Cali teams.
How? We're not in the Pacific time zone. Don't tell me travel is such an inconvenience for NHLers these days.

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I HATE HATE HATE the four division format. I'm only favour of it if the number of teams in the NHL is a factor of 4 (28 or 32).

PACIFIC: Colorado, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Phoenix
NORTHWEST: Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Minnesota, Winnipeg
CENTRAL: Dallas, Detroit, Columbus, Chicago, St. Louis

ATLANTIC: same
NORTHEAST: same
SOUTHEAST: Nashville, Carolina, Washington, Florida, Tampa Bay

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Thanks for the critique MoreOrr, the clout of certain members of the league has prevented the six division format from reflecting the geography of the league.

The reason why I went the four conference route is the uncertainty with Phoenix. I can easily do a six division setup right now with the Coyotes staying in Phoenix. However simple logic tells me that once this lockout is settled, the team is going to move. The question then becomes where, and how it affects the alignment.


Option 1: Quebec City

Northeast

Buffalo
Montreal
Ottawa
Quebec City
Toronto


Atlantic

Boston
New Jersey
New York I
New York R
Philadelphia


Southeast

Carolina
Florida
Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay
Washington


Central

Columbus
Dallas
Detroit
Nashville
St. Louis


Northwest

Calgary
Chicago
Edmonton
Minnesota
Winnipeg


Pacific

Anaheim
Colorado
Los Angeles
San Jose
Vancouver


Option 2: Hamilton

Northeast

Buffalo
Hamilton
Montreal
Ottawa
Toronto


Atlantic

Boston
New Jersey
New York I
New York R
Philadelphia


Southeast

Carolina
Florida
Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay
Washington


Central

Columbus
Dallas
Detroit
Nashville
St. Louis


Northwest

Calgary
Chicago
Edmonton
Minnesota
Winnipeg


Pacific

Anaheim
Colorado
Los Angeles
San Jose
Vancouver

With both options, I can see the following teams voting against a relocation of the Coyotes to either QC or Hamilton:

Northeast

• Buffalo (Hamilton): turf issues
• Toronto (Hamilton): turf issues

Atlantic

• Philadelphia (Quebec City / Hamilton): rivalry against Pittsburgh broken up
• Pittsburgh (Quebec City / Hamilton): rivalry against Philadelphia broken up, would be on outside of Atlantic Division looking in

Southeast

• Washington (Quebec City / Hamilton): on outside of Atlantic Division looking in

Central

• Chicago (Quebec City / Hamilton): rivalry against Detroit and St. Louis broken up, would be on outside of Central Division looking in
• Columbus (Quebec City / Hamilton): on outside of Eastern Conference looking in
• Detroit (Quebec City / Hamilton): on outside of Eastern Conference looking in, rivalry against Chicago broken up
• Nashville (Quebec City / Hamilton): on outside of Eastern Conference looking in
• St. Louis (Quebec City / Hamilton): rivalry against Chicago broken up

Northwest

• Vancouver (Quebec City / Hamilton): rivalry against Calgary and Edmonton broken up, would be on outside of Northwest Division looking in


Assuming the league keeps the six divisions and also assuming a two-thirds majority is required to approve relocation, a move of the Coyotes to either Quebec City or Hamilton will be DOA. That's why the four conference structure got approved. The BOG knows that the Coyotes will be moving most likely to Quebec City; and with the four conference setup, a spot is left open in the Northeast, and the Atlantic and Central are kept together.


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I HATE HATE HATE the four division format. I'm only favour of it if the number of teams in the NHL is a factor of 4 (28 or 32).
Meh. No biggie.

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I HATE HATE HATE the four division format. I'm only favour of it if the number of teams in the NHL is a factor of 4 (28 or 32).

PACIFIC: Colorado, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Phoenix
NORTHWEST: Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Minnesota, Winnipeg
CENTRAL: Dallas, Detroit, Columbus, Chicago, St. Louis

ATLANTIC: same
NORTHEAST: same
SOUTHEAST: Nashville, Carolina, Washington, Florida, Tampa Bay
I'm pretty sure the important teams in the NE and Atl divisions won't be allowing a team in the central time zone to be put into the Eastern Conference. The Jets are there because of circumstance, and at least they're in Canada. But a central time zone team from the south? No way Nashville gets in there.

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Radical NFL style realignment

EASTERN CONFERENCE


NORTHEAST
Montreal
Ottawa
Quebec
Toronto

EAST ATLANTIC
Boston
New Jersey
New York (I)
New York (R)

WEST ATLANTIC
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Washington

SOUTHEAST
Carolina
Florida
Nashville
Tampa Bay

========================================

WESTERN CONFERENCE

CENTRAL
Chicago
Columbus
Detroit
St. Louis

PLAINS
Colorado
Dallas
Minnesota
Winnipeg

NORTHWEST
Calgary
Edmonton
Seattle
Vancouver

PACIFIC
Anaheim
Los Angeles
Phoenix
San Jose

6 vs. division = 18
4 vs. conference = 48
1 vs. other conference (2 divisions away, 2 divisions at home) = 16

82 total games.

PLAYOFFS
Division winners ranked 1-4
4 "wild cards" ranked by record 5-8

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I think this thread could be merged with the other one, No? Since someone saw fit, perhaps rightly so, to dig up an old thread.


Forget it... We can give this thread a new purpose... See Next post...


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Just chose one of the 3 realignment threads there've been lately, and decided I'd have some alignment distraction.

Since we don't actually have a League at this moment, and who the hell knows, we may not have a League at all by this time next year, then why not assemble what we think would be a workable League, in workable markets, assuming the arenas are there and owners who want and are financially capable of making a franchise work there.

First off, how about an all-Canadian city league, which obviously couldn't pay it's players top $ like the NHL, but hey, I know such a League would make some people happy:

Pacific-Central ConferenceAtlantic-Prairies Conference
PACIFICPRAIRIES
VictoriaCalgary
Vancouver1Edmonton
Vancouver2Regina
KelownaSaskatoon
Abbotsford–MissionWinnipeg
ONTARIO CENTRALQUEBEC
Toronto1Montreal1
Toronto2Montreal2
Ottawa–GatineauQuebec City
OshawaSaguenay
BarrieTrois-Rivières
ONTARIO SOUTHEAST
HamiltonHalifax
Kitchener–WaterlooMoncton
LondonSaint John
St. Catharines–NiagaraSherbrooke
WindsorSt. John's


And now for a Canada - United States League:

Western ConferenceEastern Conference
PACIFICNORTHEAST
VancouverQuebec City
SeattleMontreal
PortlandBoston
San JoseNew York
Los AngelesLong Island
NORTHWESTCENTRAL
EdmontonColumbus
CalgaryPittsburgh
DenverPhiladelphia
MinnesotaWashington
WinnipegRaleigh
MIDWESTGREAT LAKES
DallasOttawa
Kansas CityToronto
St LouisHamilton
NashvilleBuffalo
ChicagoDetroit


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Just chose one of the 3 realignment threads there've been lately, and decided I'd have some alignment distraction.

Since we don't actually have a League at this moment, and who the hell knows, we may not have a League at all by this time next year, then why not assemble what we think would be a workable League, in workable markets, assuming the arenas are there and owners who want and are financially capable of making a franchise work there.

First off, how about an all-Canadian city league, which obviously couldn't pay it's players top $ like the NHL, but hey, I know such a League would make some people happy:

Pacific-Central ConferenceAtlantic-Prairies Conference
PACIFICPRAIRIES
VictoriaCalgary
Vancouver1Edmonton
Vancouver2Regina
KelownaSaskatoon
Abbotsford–MissionWinnipeg
ONTARIO CENTRALQUEBEC
Toronto1Montreal1
Toronto2Montreal2
Ottawa–GatineauQuebec
OshawaSaguenay
BarrieTrois-Rivières
ONTARIO SOUTHEAST
HamiltonHalifax
Kitchener–WaterlooMoncton
LondonSaint John
St. Catharines–NiagaraSherbrooke
WindsorSt. John's


And now for a Canada - United States League:

Western ConferenceEastern Conference
PACIFICNORTHEAST
VancouverQuebec City
SeattleMontreal
PortlandBoston
San JoseNew York
Los AngelesLong Island
NORTHWESTCENTRAL
EdmontonColumbus
CalgaryPittsburgh
DenverPhiladelphia
MinnesotaWashington
WinnipegRaleigh
MIDWESTGREAT LAKES
DallasOttawa
Kansas CityToronto
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NashvilleBuffalo
ChicagoDetroit
QC not in the league bud.

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Lets give this a try, if I can rermber right...

Prince of Whale (Conference) - British Monarchy (cant say who was there when that was created though)
C.F. Adams (Division) - Former Boston Bruins Owner
Lester Patrick (Division) - Former NY Rangers goalie

Clarence Campbell (Conference) - Former NHL President who suspended M. Richard during the NHL Playoffs
James Norris (Division) - Former Owner of the Detroit Red Wings
Conn Smythe (Division) - Former Maple Leafs owner
That's funny

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QC not in the league bud.
WHAT? Did you even read the scenario I set out for the post?

Besides, if you were pointing out teams not currently in the League, then you need glasses to see that there are several more not currently in the League.

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You know that MLB/NFL alignment idea that occasionally gets thrown around for the NHL. Well how about a modified quasi-MLB/NFL version, one that keeps West vs East, but mixes the geographical spread within the both Conferences.

Western ConferenceEastern Conference
DIVISION AWDIVISION AE
VancouverNY Rangers
San JoseOttawa
PhoenixTampa Bay
ColoradoWashington
WinnipegBoston
DIVISION BWDIVISION BE
AnaheimNY Islanders
EdmontonToronto
MinnesotaFlorida
St LouisColumbus
DetroitPhiladelphia
DIVISION CWDIVISION CE
Los AngelesNew Jersey
CalgaryBuffalo
DallasMontreal
NashvilleCarolina
ChicagoPittsburgh

Hey, it mixes things up, and perhaps makes for some interesting Divisions, while keeping the East - West separation.

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1 Vancouver
2 Edmonton
3 Calgary
4 Winnipeg
5 Minnesota
6 Chicago
7 Detroit
8 Colorado

Tough division, but you keep the western Canadian teams together and the Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit, Colorado is a decent foursome of American teams. I see great possibilities for playoff and divisional rivalries.

Norris
1 San Jose
2 Los Angeles
3 Anaheim
4 Phoenix
5 Dallas
6 St. Louis
7 Nashville

Another tough division. I hate how far east it goes, but such is life.
I think Nashville and St. Louis lose here a little bit in the short term, but I can see some good rivalries developing here too, on top of the existing ones.

Patrick
1 Philly
2 Pittsburgh
3 Columbus
4 Washington
5 Carolina
6 Florida
7 Tampa

Sucks separating Philly from the NY/NJ rivalries, but you keep Philly. You add Washington. Columbus could become a nice rivalry for Pittsburgh.

Adams
1 Montreal
2 Ottawa
3 Toronto
4 Boston
5 Buffalo
6 Rangers
7 Islanders
8 Devils

An embarrassment of riches, obviously, with 4 Original 6 teams and lots of Canadian and eastern seaboard cash.


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