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#41 msweet


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:10 PM

There's no way Pittsburgh and Philly were getting split up, nor should they.  The object wasn't to get all of the Easternmost teams in the same division at the expense of rivalries.



They had no problem moving Detroit away from Chi and St Louis abd Dal or Fla/TB away from Car

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

They had no problem moving Detroit away from Chi and St Louis abd Dal or Fla/TB away from Car

Detroit was pushing for a move to the East for years though. I also doubt the NHL cared much about keeping any of the southeast "rivalries" intact.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

Detroit also gets to play a ton of Original Six teams they weren't playing much before (Boston, Toronto, Montreal) in exchange for the Chicago one going bye-bye.  Chicago's really the only one that lost in that equation.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 22 July 2013 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 01:28 AM

I just don't understand why Fla and Tampa are in Atlantic instead of Metro and Pitts & Columbus are not in Atllantic


Changing the Atlantic to Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Toronto is mystifying. They saved three regional names and added the Metro Division. I would've honored history and gone back to the classic divisions (Adams, Patrick, Norris, Smythe). Having 16 teams in the East is unfair. The conference is much stronger with the additions of Columbus and Detroit. It just became much harder to make the playoffs. Eventually, they'll expand to 32 with possible destinations in Portland, Seattle and Kansas City.

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