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11-28-2011, 07:22 PM
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Should the NHL split operations between East and West?

I'm curious about this given how big the NHL is and how often they play.

Why not split the NHL operations into two groups; one that handles Western teams and one that handles Eastern teams.

Mainly have a group in the West and the East each handle discipline, media, and operations but have them report to the NHL for clearing?

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11-28-2011, 07:24 PM
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I guess something like the American League and National League in baseball?

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11-28-2011, 07:26 PM
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Maybe something like that.

But basically have a head for each group that reports to the NHL and gives them basic updates. We suspended this guy for X amount of games due to this, we're pushing this for our marketing on this side.

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What happens when Eastern teams meet Western ones? Or is it based on where the game is played? Seems like an unnecessary concept.

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What happens when Eastern teams meet Western ones? Or is it based on where the game is played? Seems like an unnecessary concept.
Eastern conference deals with Eastern conference teams

Western conference deals with Western conference teams.

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What is the problem this would be a solution to?

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What is the problem this would be a solution to?
Ya I dont really get it. All it does for baseball is create unnecessary confusion.

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I'm curious about this given how big the NHL is and how often they play.

Why not split the NHL operations into two groups; one that handles Western teams and one that handles Eastern teams.

Mainly have a group in the West and the East each handle discipline, media, and operations but have them report to the NHL for clearing?
I assume that by "split" you mean "divide", like by two in this case.

There is no "west", 73% of the teams are in the east. (If the Coyotes end up in Quebec City, and many here think will happen, then 77% of the League will be in the east.) When will that become clear to people?

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11-28-2011, 08:01 PM
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I assume that by "split" you mean "divide", like by two in this case.

There is no "west", 73% of the teams are in the east. (If the Coyotes end up in Quebec City, and many here think will happen, then 77% of the League will be in the east.) When will that become clear to people?
Canada's western provinces have a bit of a complex when it comes to east vs west. I'm not sure how I would qualify it, but there seems to be a growing divide.

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Canada's western provinces have a bit of a complex when it comes to east vs west. I'm not sure how I would qualify it, but there seems to be a growing divide.
Fine, in Canada the NHL actually has a "west" and an "east". It's a 3/4 split, but at least that's fairly close to half.

But in the US, 74% of the teams are in the eastern two Time Zones.

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I assume that by "split" you mean "divide", like by two in this case.

There is no "west", 73% of the teams are in the east. (If the Coyotes end up in Quebec City, and many here think will happen, then 77% of the League will be in the east.) When will that become clear to people?
So Detroit, Columbus and Nashville play in the Eastern conference?

Western Conference deals with Western issues.

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I fail to see how this would benefit the NHL at all and you haven't given any reasons why this should be necessary.

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this is a stupid idea lol.

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11-29-2011, 12:01 AM
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I fail to see how this would benefit the NHL at all and you haven't given any reasons why this should be necessary.
Most of the marketing has been on the East Coast. Most of the suspensions have been on the East Coast. Notice how almost every Winter Classic in on the East Coast?

It would divide the operations so the West has more focus and attention than they do now.

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There is nothing wrong with the way the league manages itself. We are not talking about the East and West Roman Empire here, no need to complicate things farther.

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11-29-2011, 12:12 AM
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There is nothing wrong with the way the league manages itself. We are not talking about the East and West Roman Empire here, no need to complicate things farther.
There is a big deal with how the league manages itself, it's that the East Coast doesn't see it as a problem because all of the media, all of the focus is on them.

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Canada vs USA

Of course that would also mean more Canadian teams.

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I was under the impression that the league may get rid of the East/West system anyways pretty soon.

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Anything that resembles MLB or Soccer in Europe is just plain wrong.

I wouldn't be opposed though, if we could add 2 expansion teams and divide the divisions into 4x4 rather than 5x3

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There is a big deal with how the league manages itself, it's that the East Coast doesn't see it as a problem because all of the media, all of the focus is on them.
You cannot have an outdoor game in Canada if that's what your upset about.

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I assume that by "split" you mean "divide", like by two in this case.

There is no "west", 73% of the teams are in the east. (If the Coyotes end up in Quebec City, and many here think will happen, then 77% of the League will be in the east.) When will that become clear to people?
When Vancouver, Anaheim, LA, and San Jose all move off the pacific coast.

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Will the Eastern/Western Conference be adopting a designated hitter?

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Most of the marketing has been on the East Coast. Most of the suspensions have been on the East Coast. Notice how almost every Winter Classic in on the East Coast?

It would divide the operations so the West has more focus and attention than they do now.
If you were the NHL what conference would you focus on more? The eastern conference which is easy for both eastern and western viewers, or the western conference which requires eastern viewers to stay up until 12:30-1:00 to watch some games.

Do you notice how most of the teams on the west coast are in california or phoenix? How do you think an outdoor game would go in California or phoenix? The only realists team on the west coast that could host an outdoor game that haven't is vancouver.

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You cannot have an outdoor game in Canada if that's what your upset about.
Really because the first ever outdoor was in Edmonton at commonwealth stadium every " winter classic" game has just been a rip off of the Heritage classic between Edm and Montreal.

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Really because the first ever outdoor was in Edmonton at commonwealth stadium every " winter classic" game has just been a rip off of the Heritage classic between Edm and Montreal.
The First ever outdoor game was in Vegas, many years before that.

...the Winter Classic is not a rip off. It's a production "inspired by" by the Heritage Classic and taken to another level. Why not be gracious and take pride in that? They still have and will have more outdoor games in Canada.

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