As a Ranger fan and Easterner, I find Western games to be more exciting.
I was under the impression that the 4 Conferences were separate and had nothing to do with East/West but apparently not.
Theres a poster on our board who for some reason loves to refer to the Blackhawks as the "Black Hawks" (its 2013, not 1980), and says that Chicago "tanked for years on end for their franchise players." Hes trying to lay out a blueprint for similarities between the Rangers/Blackhawks. Just thought id share to see what other fans opinions are on "tanking."
I find the East a little more exciting
Alot of boring teams in West (Stl , Nas , etc) who can sometimes suck all the life out of hockey
I wouldn't say Ryder is that much better than Cole. Sure, Cole is having a bad season so far, but last year they almost had identical stats but Cole provides a physical presence that Ryder doesn't. That's what DAL wanted.