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04-08-2004, 09:31 PM
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Time for a little NHL geography class!

Thought you guys might like this:


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Very good job. The only complaint, Anaheim should be south of LA. It's North of LA on the map

 
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Very good job. The only complaint, Anaheim should be south of LA. It's North of LA on the map
*checks map*

Urgh, argh. *slaps forehead*

You're right, I knew something was wrong

They're pretty close, though... I'll fix it now.

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Very close. I didn't expect you to know California that well

 
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Very close. I didn't expect you to know California that well
My ex is from Chico

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Wow! Thanks for sharing that. Now I REALLY realize why its hell to play in the West, they are so far apart, whereas look at the East, and the NE division, Ottawa Montreal Toronto Buffalo and Boston are pretty much driving distances or 1 or 2 hour flights! Same can be said for the Atlantic.

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Even with the tons of expansion we've seen in the last 15 years, there are still a ton of teams in the Northeast corridor.

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Geez, you don't realize how way up there Edmonton is until you see it contrasted with other cities.

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Nifty!

Although seeing the big gaping holes where Winnipeg and Quebec are contrasted saturated Florida and south California really angers me.

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What's so great about this?

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vancouver definetly has the worst travel schedule


edmonton is the furthest away from most other teams but at least they play calgary 6 times a year.


vancouver's travel is HELL

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vancouver definetly has the worst travel schedule


edmonton is the furthest away from most other teams but at least they play calgary 6 times a year.


vancouver's travel is HELL
Yup. Marty Rucinsky was blown away by how much the Canucks travel, coming from the Rangers, he couldn't believe it.

And to think, the team that complains about the travel schedule the most is the Leafs :lol

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Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver all have pretty ****** travel schedules up in the NW. If they didn't play each other 6 times a year, they'd be in trouble.

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Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver all have pretty ****** travel schedules up in the NW. If they didn't play each other 6 times a year, they'd be in trouble.
Colorado has a pretty harsh one as well. Arguably worse than Vancouver or Edmonton because they are so far away from evert division opponent, at least 2 or 3 hours by flight from every team they play 6 times. Actually i'd say its quite easily the worst because they arent close to a single other nhl team.


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Makes you wonder why Dallas is in the pacific division, and why CBJ is in the West.

They should change the name of the Pacific division to the southwest division.

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Colorado has a pretty harsh one as well. Arguably worse than Vancouver or Edmonton because they are so far away from evert division opponent, at least 2 or 3 hours by flight from every team they play 6 times. Actually i'd say its quite easily the worst because they arent close to a single other nhl team.

yeah it's a judgement call


the furthest any team has to travel to tehir closest opponent is colorado.
the furthest any team has to travel ever is probably edmonton (can't tell exactly)


overall, if you average out everything is how you should rank who has the worst schedule - total travel divided by number of games

but because schedules vary so much it depends.

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The northwest and the middle part of the US looks so empty, it looks like Detroit and Columbus should actually be in the east.

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Think about the Travel Schedule for Ana LA and SJ. Every Trip they take to the east coast it's a 4-6 Hour trip. Colorado would be like 3-4 Hour trip. And thats not counting trips to Detroit which is like 5 hours and plus. The whole Pac Division except for a couple have it really hard.

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Think about the Travel Schedule for Ana LA and SJ. Every Trip they take to the east coast it's a 4-6 Hour trip. Colorado would be like 3-4 Hour trip. And thats not counting trips to Detroit which is like 5 hours and plus. The whole Pac Division except for a couple have it really hard.
But each of Ana, LA and SJ plays the other two 6 times a year. Thats 12 out of 82 in which the travel is pretty minimal. From the looks of it Pho is pretty close as well (I've never made the trips myself). So that would be 18. And its not like their flights out east are much longer than Van Cal or Edm's. Granted, its nowhere close to how good the eastern teams have it, but its still better than those in the NW division.

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Colorado has a pretty harsh one as well. Arguably worse than Vancouver or Edmonton because they are so far away from evert division opponent, at least 2 or 3 hours by flight from every team they play 6 times. Actually i'd say its quite easily the worst because they arent close to a single other nhl team.
I was reading in an article not to long ago that - in terms of mileage traveled - the canucks have the toughest schedule in the league. I suppose it might change year to year depending on how many eastern road swings you have and what not.

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Wow! The NW div. definately has more than its fair share of traveling. East side gets it pretty easy.

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But each of Ana, LA and SJ plays the other two 6 times a year. Thats 12 out of 82 in which the travel is pretty minimal. From the looks of it Pho is pretty close as well (I've never made the trips myself). So that would be 18. And its not like their flights out east are much longer than Van Cal or Edm's. Granted, its nowhere close to how good the eastern teams have it, but its still better than those in the NW division.
They play 6 in total but 3 are home games. So 3 with Ana SJ and Pho is only 9 Travel games games. Still the Travel from LA to SJ and Pho is an Hour.

And If I can find this old Meida guide it had all the travel distances from each city.

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I don't think travel really affects these guys too much, they're highly conditioned professional athletes.. however over the course of an intense 7 game series.. u never know..

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I don't think travel really affects these guys too much, they're highly conditioned professional athletes.. however over the course of an intense 7 game series.. u never know..
They just sleep in the planes...

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I don't think travel really affects these guys too much, they're highly conditioned professional athletes.. however over the course of an intense 7 game series.. u never know..
It does. I remember shortly after JR signed with the Flyers, he said the shortened travel will proabbly add 1 or 2 years to his career

 
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