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03-08-2013, 12:35 PM
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Those are much better (other than adding National in front of the conferences) and I think that's what TSN was originally calling them when the first 4-division proposal came out. Midwest just seems like pandering to the American crowd. No one refers to any part of Canada as midwest Canada.

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Note: Detroit is very much a part of the midwest - yet another reason I think it's crazy that Detroit is moving east, on top of the issue of balanced conferences and existing rivalries. Colorado, Dallas, Nashville and Winnipeg are not part of the midwest. The NHL is 3/7 on that one.
No region in Canada is techincally part of the "midwest" as the term refers specifically to an American region. With that said, however, Winnipeg is definately in a "midwestern" area of the continent, and Manitoba does have it's border with midwestern states (Minnesota specifically), so on that basis, it does kind of suite us. But all in all, I think they could have come up with a better division name.


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03-08-2013, 12:37 PM
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It would be pretty epic if Seattle and Portland (my hometown) got teams at the same time! Instant rivalry, decent numbers of hockey fans in both cities, but kind of crazy to launch two brand-new teams so geographically close together. Sounds like Bettman might go for it...
There would be the potential for a great Pacific NW regional rivalry between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, no doubt.

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So, does this make Seattle and Kansas City the targets then? Kansas City used to be rumored quite a bit, but not so much lately. Houston? Nah...
it won't happen in KC, ever. Or I should rephrase that.. it should never happen in KC, ever.

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03-08-2013, 12:44 PM
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There's no ownership group out of KC. That's why there is zero rumblings of them being an option.

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I'm fine with the Midwest name. It fits. But yes, it is an American construct.

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03-08-2013, 12:46 PM
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There's no ownership group out of KC. That's why there is zero rumblings of them being an option.
there's also no grassroots hockey in KC, and very minimal interest in the sport. Plus rumor is that the Sprint Center owners don't want/need a sports tenant.

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03-08-2013, 12:49 PM
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there's also no grassroots hockey in KC, and very minimal interest in the sport. Plus rumor is that the Sprint Center owners don't want/need a sports tenant.
Yeah but that hasn't stopped the NHL from going to such markets in the past as we well know.

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there's also no grassroots hockey in KC, and very minimal interest in the sport. Plus rumor is that the Sprint Center owners don't want/need a sports tenant.
I would think an NBA franchise would suite KC much better than an NHL team, no?

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Yeah but that hasn't stopped the NHL from going to such markets in the past as we well know.
that's why i reworded to 'should never'

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I would think an NBA franchise would suite KC much better than an NHL team, no?
Probably, but even then I don't think it'd work well. KC is college hoops territory through and through.

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03-08-2013, 05:06 PM
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it won't happen in KC, ever. Or I should rephrase that.. it should never happen in KC, ever.
or reword it as "it should never happen in KC, ever again"... the NHL's first time there wasn't too impressive.

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Can't wait for this - I'll be able to talk the missus into at least one road trip each to minni and Chi-town. The downside is that I'm expected to take her shopping, which means every single f'ing Target store in the state. minni is covered by Target stores. It seems as though every street in minni has one at the end of the block - just another reason to hate minni. Well, at least there's Fleet Farm - the bigger, better Princess Auto, for consolation.

Does this mean we get to troll the minni boards for every game? I can't wait for all the butt-hurt minni fans crying 'cause they keep losing to the Jets! Unfortunately, all that the redneck minni fans will be able to do is inarticulately rage against us.

I feel sorry for the neckbeard minni fans - they're going to be at the bottom looking up at Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg. Even worse? They'll be looking up at the Avalanche!

The above is all in jest, of course (excepting the first paragraph) I'm just doing what I can to further the rivalry!
I think Target is the least of your worries if you will be traveling to Minneapolis and St. Paul for a game. Have you ever heard of this monstrosity?!



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.57 miles is the walking distance around one level of Mall of America

4.3 miles of total store front footage

7 Yankee Stadiums can fit inside the Mall

32 Boeing 747s could fit inside the Mall

258 Statues of Liberty could lie inside the Mall

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If Mount Rushmore was divided into individual monuments, a president could reside in each of the Mall’s four courts
So yeah have fun with that lol.

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Can't wait for the Jets to play their last game as members of the Southeast Division.

So boring watching games against Florida, Washington and Carolina.

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I think Target is the least of your worries if you will be traveling to Minneapolis and St. Paul for a game. Have you ever heard of this monstrosity?!



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So yeah have fun with that lol.
Pfft child's play compared to west edmonton mall.

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03-08-2013, 06:54 PM
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Pfft child's play compared to west edmonton mall.
Waddup. Now that I'm used to WEM, when the fam went to MOA over Christmas (as Winnipegers do) I found it very meh. WEM is far superior

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We're already ragging on MOA!?!?

SHOTS FIRED!!!
This rivalry will be fun

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We went to Minni for the Jets game last year and I went on the roller coaster...I had forgotten how much I no longer care for roller coasters

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Can't wait for the Jets to play their last game as members of the Southeast Division.

So boring watching games against Florida, Washington and Carolina.
Now onto the barnburners against Nashville, Dallas, and Colorado!

Seriously though, I am looking forward to Jets fans taking over Xcel Energy Center 2 or 3 times a year.

Also, the imbalanced playoff format works in our favour this time around, so no complaints there. Just need to be better than 6 teams in the conference and we're in.

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Waddup. Now that I'm used to WEM, when the fam went to MOA over Christmas (as Winnipegers do) I found it very meh. WEM is far superior
Have to disagree. WEM it severly outdated and bland. MOA looks much more sleek and modern, and I find has a better variety of retail. JMO, though.

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There are a lot of things I really like about Minnesota. That said, the Wild are not one of them.

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Have to disagree. WEM it severly outdated and bland. MOA looks much more sleek and modern, and I find has a better variety of retail. JMO, though.
Wen is currently getting a face lift (in phases of course). I imagine the moa has lots of retail stores not available in Canada.

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Have to disagree. WEM it severly outdated and bland. MOA looks much more sleek and modern, and I find has a better variety of retail. JMO, though.
I disagree with your disagree. WEM is pretty wicked as far as malls go. Lots of upgrades and it feels much more modern than it used to.

Plus it has sea lions! Sea lions!

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I disagree with your disagree. WEM is pretty wicked as far as malls go. Lots of upgrades and it feels much more modern than it used to.

Plus it has sea lions! Sea lions!
Well, I have to disagree with your disagree on my disagree. Agree?

The configuration of the mall is just bizarre as well. I just don't like WEM in general. It doesn't appeal to me. The only thing I like about it is the waterpark, rollercoaster and Burbon Street. The rest, well, you can have it.

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Target opens in Winnipeg in May, so hopefully people stop making a big deal of it.

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People won't stop making a big deal out of Target until we get some of that American stuff here. I know multiple people who go for grocery runs

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