Name the 4 Conferences...

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    Name the 4 Conferences...

    How about this:

    ORR - Boston, Montreal, Toronto etc
    LEMIEUX - Pittsburgh, Philly, NYR etc
    HOWE - Det. Columbus, Nashville, etc.
    GRETZKY - Edmonton, LA, Anaheim etc
     
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    Re: Name the 4 Conferences...

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    How about this: ORR - Boston, Montreal, Toronto etc LEMIEUX - Pittsburgh, Philly, NYR etc HOWE - Det. Columbus, Nashville, etc. GRETZKY - Edmonton, LA, Anaheim etc
    Posted by Wheatskins


    Exactly what I was thinking - though you could end up with two fights in the NHL boardroom. Orr vs. Richard or Beliveau, and Howe vs. Hull (Chicago, Winnipeg).
     
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    Boston and Co:  Olgethorpe

    NYR and Co:  Dunlop

    Detroit and Co:  Braden

    Vancouver and Co:  Francine
     
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    Re: Name the 4 Conferences...

    Just thinking, you could replace Lemieux with Howe (he's retired with the Hurricanes)
    Possibly:

    Gretzky
    Makita (or Hull or Sawchuk)
    Orr
    Howe


    I prefer your original suggestion though.
     
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    Moe
    Larry
    Curly
    Shemp

    AHL can be Joe Besser
     
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    oh can you imagine the riots if it wasnt named after a canadien?  I heardthe suggestion of naming them after players on cbc and have to say that is the one of the worst idea i've ever heard.  Trophys sure, conferences no way.
     
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    The Florida we need money division: 3 original division
    The we don't like to travel and Comcast is money maker division: Pittsburgh
    The Pheonix will move to the north division: Seattle
    and last Winnipeg is now in the league division.
     
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    I like Swerengen's suggestion but I would replace Shemp with BETTMAN....

    Moe
    Larry
    Curly
    BETTMAN.....the forth stooge!!
     
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    The Shupe
    The Sandog
    The Dez
    The NAS

    I think it has merit.
     
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    Shore
    Orr
    Bourque
    Chara
     
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    Make it a Contest . . . after the first year in the new setup, let the winner of each conference name it after their Hall of Famer, lol. 

    They'd never do it, and right fully so cause if teams like Vancouver or Washington won the conference, wed have to name them after a couple of no talent bums like Linden or Ovechkin.
     
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    Make it a Contest . . . after the first year in the new setup, let the winner of each conference name it after their Hall of Famer, lol.  They'd never do it, and right fully so cause if teams like Vancouver or Washington won the conference, wed have to name them after a couple of no talent bums like Linden or Ovechkin.
    Posted by s2e42o


    If Van or Washington won, they'd name it the Messier or Crozier, both of whom already have awards. Though Van could name it the Cyclone Taylor.
     
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    A:  Gretzky or Dionne
    B: Hull or Howe
    C: Beliveau or Orr
    D: Ratelle or Park

    Disagree with naming D the Lemieux, because he owns the Pens.

    Using geographic names is just so lame.
     
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    1.   Snow & Bingo (BOS, MON, FLA, TB, etc.)
    2.   Traffic (NYR, NYI, PHI, etc.)
    3.   A & M (DET, COL, DAL, WIN, etc.)
    4.   Surfing  (SJ, LA, VAN, ANA, etc.)
     
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    In Response to Re: Name the 4 Conferences...:
    In Response to Re: Name the 4 Conferences... : If Van or Washington won, they'd name it the Messier or Crozier, both of whom already have awards. Though Van could name it the Cyclone Taylor.
    Posted by red75


    Im so confused.  Didnt Messier play in Edmonton and Crozier Det/Buff?
     
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    Adams
    Patrick
    Noriris
    Smythe
     
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    Adams Patrick Noriris Smythe
    Posted by kelvana33

    i'm with you...use the old conf names, or just go geographic- east, (mid-)atlantic, central, west. why get cute with them? save the names for awards. you gotta be dead to get honored with a conference name.
     
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    So what happens to the Wales & Cambell Trophies?

    do the have to make 2 more trophies for the other "conference" champs?

    im in the Adams, Patrick, Norris, Smythe camp.

     
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    Aerosmith
    ACDC
    Deep Purple
    Black Sabbath

    Family Guy
    The Simpsons
    King of the Hill
    South Park

    Burger and Fries
    Steak and Mushrooms
    Chicken Wings and Pizza
    Liver and Onions
     
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    So what happens to the Wales & Cambell Trophies? do the have to make 2 more trophies for the other "conference" champs? im in the Adams, Patrick, Norris, Smythe camp.
    Posted by ocram



    You can give them to the 2 Stanley Cup finalists?
     
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    It has to be people who changed the game, and don't already have a trophy or something named after them (or one of the old conference names).

    I think we can all agree on one thing: Bobby Orr should absolutely have his own.

     
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    i really hope they don't go the name route. unless it's the old divisions. i think the bruins playing in the rocket richard conference would be horrible. i know we as bruin fans think orr is a great idea, but put yourself in the other teams shoes. howe or hull? these rivalries are too fresh. name them after guys who died long ago, a sort of memorial/remembrance(old conf name). naming the conference after a player who played on one of the teams in the conference(star player-team icon), is disrespectful to the other teams in the conference. it has to be generic, or a early nhl pioneer. it just comes across as biased, pompous, or i don't know what...it's hard to describe. there is one thing i do know... i don't want the bruins to play in the richard division, of that i'm sure.
     
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    Not a huge fan of naming these div/conf after former players.  It just doesn't seem right.  Imagine the an "ORR Conference Champion" banner hanging in Buffalo's barn?

    One thought I had that I haven't heard mentioned was acknowledging past great coaches who impacted the game.  Just throwing some names out here:  Roger Neilson, Bob Johnson, Pat Burns, Dick Irvin, Al Arbour Scott Bowman...
     
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    Not a huge fan of naming these div/conf after former players.  It just doesn't seem right.  Imagine the an "ORR Conference Champion" banner hanging in Buffalo's barn? One thought I had that I haven't heard mentioned was acknowleging past great coaches who impacted the game.  Just throwing some names out there:  Roger Neilson, Bob Johnson, Pat Burns, Dick Irvin, Scott Bowman...
    Posted by misterpaulo

    imagine a richard banner hanging in boston!!! no thanks. why not just name them geographically? why is that NOT a good idea. i realize there is some hang-up with using the terms east/west(which i don't get),  east(bos/mon), atlantic(was/nyr), central(det/chi), west(van/cal). why make more of it? this way noboby's feathers get ruffled.
     
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    Re: Name the 4 Conferences...

    Bst. Buf. Fld. Mtl. Ott. TB TO       Vezina Conference
    Car. NJD NYR NYI PHL PITS WSH   Hart Conference
    chic colu dal det min nsh stl         Byng Conference
    cal edm van ana col la phx           Selke Conference
     
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