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Old 12-06-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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Nhl Radical Realignment Plan for the NHL

All of this went down last night while I was on call, so I couldn't even read up on it or see what it's all about. Anyone else here have thoughts on the changes?

Personally, I like the realignment and I like that every team gets to play every team. I don't like 2 things in particular. I still hate that you play the teams in your conference more often than others. I also don't like how they are doing the first round of the playoffs. I think they need to consider a wildcard bit like the NFL does because you'll have a team who is 4th in one conference make the playoffs, but a team with a better record but is 5th in another conference gets screwed. Also, the two conferences with 7 teams have it a little easier for making the playoffs because there is one less team to fight against.

I do however like the idea and I LOVE how they will do the rest of the playoffs. The reseeding without conference bias is a great idea, in my opinion and can give us a Detroit v Chicago SCF or Pitts vs. Wash and those types of interconference rivalries can shine on the big stage.

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Old 12-14-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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I kinda like it too, but I do agree that if a certain conference has better teams in a particular year, the "middle" teams in that conference does get screwed. I do also like the idea (that they're not using) of a wild card like the NFL and MLB.

I just wonder if this is Bettman's work because given his past history, I highly doubt it!!!
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If it is, then good for him. For once, I approve of a decision he made. I think this'll be a cool way to approach the game and I am looking forward to the playoffs next season with the new format.
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This one kinda came by and caught me off guard. What was the motivation behind the realignment?
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Franchise move from Atlanta to Winnipeg. Which team from the Central were they going to move to the Eastern Conference and how would they realign those divisions...then this came about.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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Ahhh, that makes sense. Oh Wings, I picked Michigan in my college bowl pick 'em sheet, so I need some good mojo from you.
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I'm always sending them good mojo. They just have to choose to listen to it!!
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Wings, did I read the article correctly that said the Player's Union rejected the realignment plan??? If so, I wonder why.
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Ya, they're delaying the realignment. Not sure why, though.
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I would guess it is to let people used to the idea
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