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07-11-2013, 11:14 AM
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2013-14 Season Alignment

http://theahl.com/ahl-announces-alig...013-14-p184920

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07-11-2013, 12:10 PM
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Makes perfect sense that Utica is in the West.

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Makes perfect sense that Utica is in the West.
The division makes sense, but we already knew there has been and would be craziness with the configuration around the League. Charlotte as exhibit A.

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The Midwest is exactly what I wanted, Utica being in the North is only mildly off, but gotta feel bad for the West. Especially Charlotte.

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I have 3 words for you guys Empire State Division. I makes more sense

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I have 3 words for you guys Empire State Division. I makes more sense
What about when the phantoms move back to Pennsylvania ?

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4 seasons 4 division moves for the Checkers.

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What about when the phantoms move back to Pennsylvania ?

That would actually help matters. Right now, there are 6 NY teams in the AHL. When the Phantoms leave, you've got a 5-team division (Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Utica, Binghamton).

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4 seasons 4 division moves for the Checkers.
I think the AHL needs another team in their region. Being an outpost city is hurting them. The other teams need to travel a long way to get there, hence the division changes. The AHL is spreading the pain to the other conference teams.

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What all of you fail to realize is that these alignments do not factor into any of the scheduling. The only impact is playoff scheduling. Other than that, the East gets what they want and the west gets the rest......

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Is there a reason why the AHL hasn't just tossed Norfolk in with the Charlotte and put them in together as part of a Dixie division with the Texas/Oklahoma teams? Seems like it'd make the most sense for all the teams involved, all things considered.

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Is there a reason why the AHL hasn't just tossed Norfolk in with the Charlotte and put them in together as part of a Dixie division with the Texas/Oklahoma teams? Seems like it'd make the most sense for all the teams involved, all things considered.
It'd probably be easier for them travel wise to fly everywhere instead of busing 6+ hours to anyone. Only thing I could think of is that they've poured so much money into that sleeper bus of theirs, they don't want to blow off the investment.

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heh... now I want to see that bus...

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Charlotte has one too?

If you're talking about the old Peoria one, apparently you can lease it out.

http://www.rivermen.net/index/1-team.../#.UgEsG5K1Hg8


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Awesome, thanks for sharing that, Wolf. Good watch.

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Info and photos of the bus the Admirals use can be found at
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It's funny they stopped releasing the schedule breakdown a few weeks earlier. They'd say how many times each team would play each other, must have stopped because there are so many strange numbers in it.

Those busses look cool, but I'd like to see how they look full.

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It's funny they stopped releasing the schedule breakdown a few weeks earlier. They'd say how many times each team would play each other, must have stopped because there are so many strange numbers in it.
Or they're justifiably embarrassed by how many zeros are in it.

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Is there a reason why the AHL hasn't just tossed Norfolk in with the Charlotte and put them in together as part of a Dixie division with the Texas/Oklahoma teams? Seems like it'd make the most sense for all the teams involved, all things considered.
Because divisions and conferences have ZERO bearing on the schedule. There is no "you must play everyone in your division or conference a certain number of times" rule.

And for those that want to know the opponents for the teams here in the midwest:


Milwaukee:
18 times each - Chicago, Rockford, Iowa, Grand Rapids
4 times - Abbotsford


Chicago:
18 times each - Milwaukee, Rockford, Iowa, Grand Rapids
4 times - Abbotsford


Rockford:
18 times each - Milwaukee, Chicago, Iowa, Grand Rapids
4 times - Abbotsford


Iowa:
18 times each - Milwaukee, Rockford, Chicago, Grand Rapids
4 times - Abbotsford


Grand Rapids:
18 times each - Milwaukee, Rockford, Iowa, Chicago
4 times - Abbotsford

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Makes perfect sense that Utica is in the West.
I'm sure the Canucks lobbied hard for that as it meant Utica would make at least one trip to play the Heat. Plus, it helps Abbotsford out as people will actually show up to those games.

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I'm sure the Canucks lobbied hard for that as it meant Utica would make at least one trip to play the Heat. Plus, it helps Abbotsford out as people will actually show up to those games.
I don't know how many times it has been said but I will say it once more. Division alignment has almost no bearing on schedule.

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That would actually help matters. Right now, there are 6 NY teams in the AHL. When the Phantoms leave, you've got a 5-team division (Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Utica, Binghamton).
Highly doubt Utica lasts long term.

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I don't know how many times it has been said but I will say it once more. Division alignment has almost no bearing on schedule.
You didn't have to say it this time. He was talking about Utica being in the Western Conference. Were they in the East, they wouldn't be travelling to Abbotsford at all.

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You didn't have to say it this time. He was talking about Utica being in the Western Conference. Were they in the East, they wouldn't be travelling to Abbotsford at all.
Yes they would. Whomever the Canucks affiliate with will ALWAYS travel to Abbotsford since those games sell a ton of tickets.


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I don't know how many times it has been said but I will say it once more. Division alignment has almost no bearing on schedule.

Fixed it for you:

I don't know how many times it has been said but I will say it once more. Division alignment has no bearing on schedule.

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Because divisions and conferences have ZERO bearing on the schedule. There is no "you must play everyone in your division or conference a certain number of times" rule.

And for those that want to know the opponents for the teams here in the midwest:


Milwaukee:
18 times each - Chicago, Rockford, Iowa, Grand Rapids
4 times - Abbotsford


Chicago:
18 times each - Milwaukee, Rockford, Iowa, Grand Rapids
4 times - Abbotsford


Rockford:
18 times each - Milwaukee, Chicago, Iowa, Grand Rapids
4 times - Abbotsford


Iowa:
18 times each - Milwaukee, Rockford, Chicago, Grand Rapids
4 times - Abbotsford


Grand Rapids:
18 times each - Milwaukee, Rockford, Iowa, Chicago
4 times - Abbotsford
Actually, it is Milwaukee 12x for Chicago and Rockford; and 10x for Iowa and Grand Rapids, but your point is still valid. I would rather see 10x maximum and see another team or two during the season. Milwaukee plays 14 teams this season, up 1 from 2012-13.

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