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09-17-2013, 12:33 PM
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mirtle.... all he seems to do is have his opinion and throw a bunch of his own made up quotes into it (well pressured to get what he wants them to say).... he also thinks corsi is the only stat that matters and doesn't think the leafs will make the playoffs because they get outshot..... i stopped listening to this goof, others should too (and it is bs about the conferences but w/e gotta beat all 29 teams to be the best)

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09-17-2013, 12:53 PM
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I really don't know what they were thinkin'.
They were thinking that Detroit and Columbus didn't belong in the West and Winnipeg didn't belong in the East.

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09-17-2013, 01:00 PM
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It's pretty clear that the NHL is planning on expanding in the next few seasons. You can't have uneven conferences forever.

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The realignment is silly. Very CFLish to have unbalanced conferences.
before this yr the MLB had 6 teams in the NL central and 4 in the AL West and that sport is doing fine. Unless youre comparing the MLB to the CFL....

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It was obviously a compromised decision. DET wanted to be in the East under any realignment plan and we can see why. The West teams didn't want to let one of their best draws leave for nothing, but were willing once they got increased playoff odds and better travel (by getting CMB to go along, which was good from the league's to strengthen that market). It was what needed to happen to get Winnipeg in the West and keep everybody happy.

Plus it means we'll have the Las Vegas High Rollers (they'll be specifically designed to take on the overpaid Leafs once we don't want them now that we can't hide them with the Marlies) and the Seattle Supersonics (they'll actually draft in the NBA draft, but play them in the NHL) in the NHL in the next decade or so.

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09-17-2013, 01:35 PM
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...It kind of makes you scratch your head over the summer.


Finally, Randy and I agree on something.

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Agreed. Just two seasons ago the Panthers swept the Leafs in regular season play! Three seasons ago the Lightning swept the Leafs in regular season play. For the past few years, we've been splitting regular season series against the Habs. Boston and Buffalo are always trouble and Ottawa should never be counted out because they play us really tough and they've gotten better recently.

Any team can win on any given night. I hate when dominant teams talk about 'points in the bank' when they face certain teams. The Leafs have yet to establish themselves as a dominant team so it just sounds really odd to hear anyone take that arrogant approach, haha.

pft forget that - even when the Leafs WERE a dominant always 99-100 points team we never got "easy" points. anyone can beat you anytime.

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It's pretty clear that the NHL is planning on expanding in the next few seasons. You can't have uneven conferences forever.
32 teams is the perfect amount of teams for a sports league. The problem is most likely one of those expansion teams would also be an eastern team like another Southern Ontario team or Quebec city.

And besides that, why do it now? Should've just waited until there was expansion teams in place. Should've just traded Winnipeg and Detroit and kept everything the same for now.

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What ever.

Just makes the east harder to play in. Makes it's even more valuable if you qualify.

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one main rationale; the NHL has some odd obsession with time zones; it would be a crime to have a team playing in a time zone other than eastern to play in the eastern conference

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Just shows how poorly run the NHL is that this got approved. 8/16 in the East, 8/14 in the West.

The league's always trying to fix something that isn't broke.

No **** there's going to be longer travel for the teams out West. Unless they want to move there entire cities closer to each other there isn't anything to fix that. They could have just balanced out the schedule if they wanted.

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mirtle.... all he seems to do is have his opinion and throw a bunch of his own made up quotes into it (well pressured to get what he wants them to say).... he also thinks corsi is the only stat that matters and doesn't think the leafs will make the playoffs because they get outshot..... i stopped listening to this goof, others should too (and it is bs about the conferences but w/e gotta beat all 29 teams to be the best)
Anyone else hear a derp noise?

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Carlyle should just focus on coaching, not complaining. It might be that statistically it's harder to make the playoffs in the East...but that applies to each Eastern division team, so there is no benefit to any one of them.

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one main rationale; the NHL has some odd obsession with time zones; it would be a crime to have a team playing in a time zone other than eastern to play in the eastern conference
It's a matter of teams wanting to play as many of their games in their own time zone as possible. A lot of Leaf fans didn't like when the Leafs were in the West and there were a lot more games starting at 8-10:30.

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32 teams is the perfect amount of teams for a sports league. The problem is most likely one of those expansion teams would also be an eastern team like another Southern Ontario team or Quebec city.

And besides that, why do it now? Should've just waited until there was expansion teams in place. Should've just traded Winnipeg and Detroit and kept everything the same for now.
Would have been too many teams unhappy as well. There were other problems like Dallas, and the NHL wanted to guarantee more games for the west in their own time zone or at least no more than one time zone difference.

Now with Florida getting new ownership who knows what happens there now (although they do have an arena lease until 2028) with them, but the rumours are that Seattle and Portland were both in on the Coyotes until the end, I'd look to them as possible expansion locations. But this is the NHL. Who knows what they'll do.

I think this format will be better for the long run in the NHL and we will see balanced divisions when the 3 years of this "experiment" is up.

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Anyone else hear a derp noise?
oh burn

Anyways, it's true...it's harder to make the playoffs in the east than the west. It's not whining, just the facts.

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