CBC Hot Stove tonight has Detroit moving over next season in realignment, with the usuals plus Tampa and Florida to make eight teams in the conference. They may not be the team they once were, but are well managed.
The reality is those teams are glad they get Buffalo
Head to Head, probably. I'm more concerned with their overall records. Philly, Pittsburgh and Detroit is going to be a LOT harder to compete with for the division, year in and year out, than Detroit, Florida and Tampa Bay.
I'm in favor of this. I don't care what it means in terms of competition. If you aren't good enough to beat other teams then you don't deserve to be in the playoffs, nevermind that you can't predict what teams are going to be strong in 4, 5 years. Detroit's looking at being a pretty middle-of-the-road team in the mid-term future. Sure, we don't expect that to last long with their track record but you never know. From Detroit's perspective they deserve to go where they want so long as it makes sense. They've been ran as a great franchise for a couple decades now and have as much history as any US team.
Originally Posted by Bobby Bottle Service
It's going to suck playing against Ryan Miller 6 times a year.
In reality, that probably won't last that long. If we rebuild I'm not sure Ryan would want to stay here past his contract and there's good reason to think he'd like to play out West.