Re: More realignment news
posted at 7/12/2011 4:26 PM EDT
In Response to Re: More realignment news
[QUOTE]I left out New jersey in the second eastern division. I would love to see Detroit added to the Bruins division, along with pittsburgh, some great games ahead. I do think Quebec needs to be placated before Kansas City.
Posted by bogie6[/QUOTE]
The problem withQuebec is they don't have an arena deal in place, and the one they're trying to do is stalled in government red ink. KC has an arena in place, and MSNBC has this report out on Seattle.
"There is a report out of Seattle that Chicago businessman Don Levin has plans to build an arena on the Eastside of Seattle to house a potential NHL team. The business group has not decided on a specific location, nor have they identified a potential NHL franchise—but they have a few prospective locations in the greater Seattle area. The same report states that Levin is headed to Seattle to check out a few of the possible sites for himself."
I don't think it's just realignment - I think part of why they didn't do major moves this year with the Jets, is because they expect one or two other teams to move in the very near future.
Maybe something like
LA, Ducks, SJ, Seattle
, Van, Flames, Oilers, Avs (the Pacific teams plus the Mtn time zone teams)
, Preds, Hawks, Blues, Wild, Stars (all the Central time zone teams)
Lightning, Canes, Pens, Flyers, Devils, Rangers, Isles, Caps (the Atlantic teams plus the remainng SE teams)
Bruins, Sens, Habs, Sabres, Leafs, Jackets, Wings (the NE plus Jackets and Wings)