Why the realignment?

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from Bisson1. Show Bisson1's posts

    Why the realignment?

    It makes no sense to me, just switch the Jets with either the Predators or Jackets. Messing up the conferences is foolish. Is there any other reason as to why they are planning this?

     

    Am I the only one who thinks this is stupid? Why change what works and seperate teams that have been rivals for years?

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from red75. Show red75's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    Why would you put Nashville in the Southest? That would put them in the wrong time zone and increase the travel times from what is proposed.

    What about Dallas or Minnesota? There are many problems with the current system.

    You ask " why change what works?" My response is the current system doesn't work. When there are seven teams that play games in their own division that are two time zones away, it's not working.

     
  3. This post has been removed.

     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from Chowdahkid-. Show Chowdahkid-'s posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    Putting teams in their own time zones is the simple answer.

     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from Bookboy007. Show Bookboy007's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    Biss, not to make this about age, but these divisions haven't been around that long.  There are some who miss the old Adams, Patrick, Smythe and Norris (man the Norris was baaaaad), but expansion and relocation made them obsolete.  No different here - it's been building for a while and with the Thrashers moving to Winnipeg, it's time to do something about it.  This proposal keeps most of the key rivals together - Boston-Mtl, Mtl-Toronto, Toronto-Ottawa, Pitt-Philly, Calgary-Edmonton.  The one that it loses is Detroit-Colorado, but I think that's calmed a lot since Colorado went into rebuild.

     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from Hockeymomsrule. Show Hockeymomsrule's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    I liked the first version of it that had the Rangers and us in the same division. Miss that rivalry and now that the Rangers are getting good again (aside from their current injury issues) I think it would become 2nd only to the Bos-Mtl rivalry around here. 

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from Not-A-Shot. Show Not-A-Shot's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to red75's comment:

    Why would you put Nashville in the Southest? That would put them in the wrong time zone and increase the travel times from what is proposed.

    What about Dallas or Minnesota? There are many problems with the current system.

    You ask " why change what works?" My response is the current system doesn't work. When there are seven teams that play games in their own division that are two time zones away, it's not working.




    Nashville would go in the southeast in many people's minds because geographically Nashville is in the southeast.

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from shuperman. Show shuperman's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:

    Putting teams in their own time zones is the simple answer.



    Agree with this.  Detroit has wanted in the east for a long long time.  

     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from goodnewsbears. Show goodnewsbears's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to Hockeymomsrule's comment:

    I liked the first version of it that had the Rangers and us in the same division. Miss that rivalry and now that the Rangers are getting good again (aside from their current injury issues) I think it would become 2nd only to the Bos-Mtl rivalry around here. 




    How old are you?  I'm 41 and I've never known the Bruins and Rangers to have a rivalry.  I think people think they should be rivals because of the Sox and Yankees.

     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from goodnewsbears. Show goodnewsbears's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to shuperman's comment:

    In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:

     

    Putting teams in their own time zones is the simple answer.

     



    Agree with this.  Detroit has wanted in the east for a long long time.  

     




    Then you'd have to put Columbus in the East too.  If Quebec ever gets another team, you'd have 17 teams in the Eastern Time Zone.

     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from Not-A-Shot. Show Not-A-Shot's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to goodnewsbears' comment:



    How old are you?  I'm 41 and I've never known the Bruins and Rangers to have a rivalry.  I think people think they should be rivals because of the Sox and Yankees.



    I agree.  It's Montreal and that's it.  The only other team I dislike and get geared up for in the East is Buffalo.  From the west, it's Vancouver.  Everything else is just another game.

     

     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from shuperman. Show shuperman's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to goodnewsbears' comment:

    In response to shuperman's comment:

     

    In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:

     

    Putting teams in their own time zones is the simple answer.

     



    Agree with this.  Detroit has wanted in the east for a long long time.  

     

     




    Then you'd have to put Columbus in the East too.  If Quebec ever gets another team, you'd have 17 teams in the Eastern Time Zone.

     



    Columbus can suffer.  seattle will have a team before quebec.  

     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from goodnewsbears. Show goodnewsbears's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to shuperman's comment:



    Columbus can suffer.  seattle will have a team before quebec.  

     




    Yes, they sure can.  They've been suffering since 2000.

     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from DaveyN. Show DaveyN's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

     



    I agree.  It's Montreal and that's it.  The only other team I dislike and get geared up for in the East is Buffalo.  From the west, it's Vancouver.  Everything else is just another game.

     

     



    Agreed.  Hated how NBCsports played up that NYR vs Bruins earlier this year.

     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from Drewski5. Show Drewski5's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to red75's comment:

    Why would you put Nashville in the Southest? That would put them in the wrong time zone and increase the travel times from what is proposed.

    What about Dallas or Minnesota? There are many problems with the current system.

    You ask " why change what works?" My response is the current system doesn't work. When there are seven teams that play games in their own division that are two time zones away, it's not working.



    Exactly.  Dont forget about Detroit.  In the Eastern time zone , but in the Western conference.

    The realignment is completely necessary.

     

     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from Drewski5. Show Drewski5's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    I need to get better at reading entire threads before I comment.  I start at the top and if I find something that I want to respond to, I do.  With reckless disregard for the fact that 4 other people already made a similar reply to the same post.

     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from islamorada. Show islamorada's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    Drewski, that is direct result of not ignoring posters.  Drive by reading if you will.  I don't ignore but I do not read certain posters, Stanley in particular now.  

    In line with alignment, Red had a recommendation a month or so.  I thought it was well organized.  Travel time should be evened out, more than likely time zones but not exclusively.  

     

    In response to Drewski5's comment:

    I need to get better at reading entire threads before I comment.  I start at the top and if I find something that I want to respond to, I do.  With reckless disregard for the fact that 4 other people already made a similar reply to the same post.




     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from boborielly224. Show boborielly224's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    The best solution is less teams:

    Adams Division: boston, ottawa, montreal, toronto, buffalo, TB, carolina

    Calder Division: pittsburgh, philly, NJD,NYR, NYI, Washington, columbus

    Norris Division: chicago, detroit, st. louis,calgary,minny, winnipeg, colorado

     Smythe Division : anaheim,vancouver, calgary, edmonton, LA, SJ, seattle

     

     same divsion play 4 games (4X6= 24) other con. div 4 games ( 4X7= 28 gms) Other conference 2 gms each (2 X 14 = 28) 80 gms. total to a season.

    Schedule it for teams have a home and home series.

    Conference are called simple enough East and West

     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from Mikeonetwo. Show Mikeonetwo's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    There will be a home and away with each team and the potential match ups for a stanely cup final are more interesting in my opinion. Change is good

     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from boborielly224. Show boborielly224's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    In response to Mikeonetwo's comment:

     

    There will be a home and away with each team and the potential match ups for a stanely cup final are more interesting in my opinion. Change is good

     




    eventually vancouver and seattle will be a big rival

     

     
  21. You have chosen to ignore posts from red75. Show red75's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    TSN has how the playoffs would work as well the Division names (Boston's would be named the Central - yeah that makes sense)

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=416887

     

    From the article:

    The playoff format calls for the top three teams in each division to earn post-season berths. The remaining four spots would go to wild-card teams, the top two records remaining in each conference. That means there's a possibility five teams make it from one division and only three from another.

    It would be divisional playoffs, not conference playoffs, so 1 vs. 4, 2 vs 3 in the first round. The two fourth seeds would be made up of the wild-card teams. The top division winner based on regular-season points in the standings would face off against the lower-ranked wild-card team. The other division winner would play the higher-ranked wild-card.

    First-round winners then meet in second round in the division championship; Third round sees Pacific winner vs. Mid-West winner in Western Conference finals; Central winner versus Atlantic winner in Eastern Conference finals; Eastern and Western Conference champions meet in Stanley Cup finals.

     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from Not-A-Shot. Show Not-A-Shot's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    I was just looking at the initial labels over at Y! Sports.  The have the B's in Conference 2.  With four of the six O6 teams, you'd think that would be Conference 1!

     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from red75. Show red75's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    With the reversion to the division setup, I'm kind of glad that Winnipeg didn't get put in with Calgary and Edmonton.  Too many bad memories from those old playoff matches. It should help with strengthening existing rivalries (better odds for Habs/Bruins, Wings/Leafs playoff series) and help build new ones (Jets/Wild, Van/LA).

     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from Chef09. Show Chef09's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    I don't care how much "The West" suffers but I hear it all the time. People out here in Van haven't seen Crosby or Ovie enough. They haven't seen the Bruins since "The Finals". Western teams have ridiculous travel schedule. I don't have any simpathy but . . .  that's some of the reasons for movement

     
  25. You have chosen to ignore posts from Chef09. Show Chef09's posts

    Re: Why the realignment?

    Expansion coming perhaps?

     

Share