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STLADOGG wrote:Throw Detroit in our division and we have a deal.
dmiles2186 wrote:STLADOGG wrote:Throw Detroit in our division and we have a deal.
Detroit is going East, no questions. It's just a matter of whether Columbus will go with them or not. It will break up Hawks-Wings, Blues-Wings, Preds-Wings, but from the NHL's standpoint, they'll appease ownership of an Original Six squad, and also have matchups with the Leafs, Rangers, Bruins, etc. more often. That's a ratings and money winner.
No one cares about what happens to Columbus except the fine people of Columbus.
STLADOGG wrote:You guys think they are waiting on the Phoenix situation before doing a realignment?
dmiles2186 wrote:No one cares about what happens to Columbus except the fine people of Columbus.
DaDitka wrote:dmiles2186 wrote:No one cares about what happens to Columbus except the fine people of Columbus.
Actually from what I've read......even they don't care. Supposedly the fan base has completely bailed on the organization and that has as much to do with why they brought JD in as anything on the ice.
And for what it's wort......good bye Detroit. That is a well run organization with deep - deep pockets, they won't stay down for long. No matter how you twist it...the Blues run to the playoffs each year will be far easier without Detroit in the way.
gaijin wrote:The potential to face a Division rival in the Finals is just another gimmick, like increasing the size of the goal. As far as I know, there is no precedent for this in any major team sport- it's always been the best Eastern Team vs Western Team, NFC Team vs AFC Team, National League Team vs American League (or at least the best in one division vs the best of another division) for the top prize. The only reason the NHL wants this is so Washington or the Rangers can play the Penguins for the Cup.