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01-20-2012, 12:06 PM
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the atlantic division is too good

just realized this and it doesnt mean much but every team in the atlantic is over .500 against the west and over .500 against the south east and overall they are over .500 against the north east

as an isles fan i hope they add some weaker teams to the atlantic once re-alignment gets figured out

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You can't make knee jerk divisions based on who is better at any given moment in time.

It has to be geographically based.

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01-20-2012, 12:13 PM
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01-20-2012, 12:14 PM
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4th place team in Atlantic (Devils) are better than any team in the SouthLeast

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Yeah, the Central division teams really feel bad for your "tough" division.

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Central is laughing at your statement.

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01-20-2012, 12:22 PM
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The Central division is 8-5-2 against the Atlantic

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01-20-2012, 12:25 PM
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For my money, it's the Central that is tremendously difficult right now. It also stank not so many years ago. These things tend to be cyclical. It wasn't so long ago that the Atlantic featured woeful Pittsburgh and NYR franchises, to go along with the perennially dreadful NYI, a middling NJD squad, and one conference power in Philadelphia.

As for realignment, it appears likely that after they parry and thrust for a few months, the current league proposal will garner NHLPA approval. You'll see Washington and Carolina join the current Atlantic teams.

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01-20-2012, 12:37 PM
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The Central division is 8-5-2 against the Atlantic
You mean St. Louis is 3-0 versus the Atlantic. The rest of the Central is 5-5-2 against it.

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01-20-2012, 12:46 PM
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Central division is better... but ya it still isn't an easy division by any means.

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For my money, it's the Central that is tremendously difficult right now. It also stank not so many years ago. These things tend to be cyclical. It wasn't so long ago that the Atlantic featured woeful Pittsburgh and NYR franchises, to go along with the perennially dreadful NYI, a middling NJD squad, and one conference power in Philadelphia.

As for realignment, it appears likely that after they parry and thrust for a few months, the current league proposal will garner NHLPA approval. You'll see Washington and Carolina join the current Atlantic teams.
Yeah the Devils were so middling managing only to win the Atlantic division in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010...

In comparison, the central division of years past were still as dominant as ever what with the Blue Jackets, Blues and Blackhawks so competitative for all those years

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01-20-2012, 01:11 PM
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no team in the atlantic has a losing record against the central

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Central division may be heating up now, but historically the Atlantic has always been tough.

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ever stop to think that the central is looking good because the NW and PAC are so terrible? Must be nice getting to play the Oilers, Flames, Wild, Avs, Ducks, Coyotes, and Stars all year long

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ever stop to think that the central is looking good because the NW and PAC are so terrible? Must be nice getting to play the Oilers, Flames, Wild, Avs, Ducks, Coyotes, and Stars all year long
Shall I name all the weak teams in the East? You probably wont like it.

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i think that the fact that the blue jackets are in last place in the league by 7 points says a lot about how the atlantic is better, teams in other divisions beat up on the blue jackets, the only division that can really take advantage of the islanders is the atlantic, they are decent against everyone else

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Shall I name all the weak teams in the East? You probably wont like it.
ok, name them

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I would tend to agree the Central is the best right now, especially with the emergence of St. Louis. However, Atlantic is 2nd best, and the Southeast leader would be in 5th place in both divisions.

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ok, name them
The entire SE division, Islanders, Buffalo, Habs and Leafs. This doesn't even count a depleted Pens team. Point is both sides have teams to beat up.

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i think that the fact that the blue jackets are in last place in the league by 7 points says a lot about how the atlantic is better, teams in other divisions beat up on the blue jackets, the only division that can really take advantage of the islanders is the atlantic, they are decent against everyone else
There are 3 teams in the west with less than 50 points, there are 6 in the east. That argument goes the other way for Columbus too; if they were in a weaker division they would likely have many more points than they currently do.

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just realized this and it doesnt mean much but every team in the atlantic is over .500 against the west and over .500 against the south east and overall they are over .500 against the north east

as an isles fan i hope they add some weaker teams to the atlantic once re-alignment gets figured out
Please stop mentioning that you are an Isles fan when you post.

Thanks.

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For my money, it's the Central that is tremendously difficult right now. It also stank not so many years ago. These things tend to be cyclical. It wasn't so long ago that the Atlantic featured woeful Pittsburgh and NYR franchises, to go along with the perennially dreadful NYI, a middling NJD squad, and one conference power in Philadelphia.

As for realignment, it appears likely that after they parry and thrust for a few months, the current league proposal will garner NHLPA approval. You'll see Washington and Carolina join the current Atlantic teams.
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

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I'd love to see Boston and Pittsburgh switch divisions. I miss the NYR-BOS rivalry, and I've never been able to muster up the kind of hatred for Pittsburgh that I have for PHI/NJD/NYI.

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