Re: Winnipeg Jets--fitting
posted at 1/8/2013 7:30 PM EST
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to red75's comment:
The B's won't have a single game outside the Eastern time zone. The Jets schedule this year may be the harshest away schedule in the history of the NHL - not one in their own time zone, their closest away game is 2,229 kms away - that's their CLOSEST. Very harsh schedule.
What's harsh about it? They aren't traveling by bus and staying in youth hostiles. That they are still playing vs. the east is absolutely ridiculous.
If you still want to feel bad for them, remember that the NHL tried to change the alignment and the players vetoed it.
Wow, basic math really does escape you. If one team has to travel 2200 km's between games and another team travels only 100, that's a major advantage regardless of how nice the planes are. The NY teams for instance, will have "road trips" in which they only travel by bus. Secondly, where did Red say she or anyone else "feels bad" for the Jets? Since when did providing facts become a problem? Oh yeah, it was during the lockout. I don't know how I forgot that.
Don't the Wings & Jackets have the same issue playing out of the west? Won't 100% of their games be out of their timezone?
I think NAS is being a little bit of dick about it though. For him to think that much travel won't have some effect on the team as a whole is a little obtuse, but that's NAS at his finest LOL!