Dater: West is best

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  1. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley RIP Fugu

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    http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_24492151/nhl-west-is-best?source=rss

    Why have the western conference teams, overall, been more successful against the eastern conference teams? (For 12 straight years)


    So management and working harder to maintain markets -- two business reasons.
     
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    I think he's just guessing, throwing things up on the wall to see what will stick.
     
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    Yes, because when players are out their with blood and sweat soaked uniforms their main concern is being viable in their market.... Call me old school, but I don't think so.
     
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    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/the-nhls-west-is-best-again-but-why/

    Spector article.

     
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    But the East has won championships?
     
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    Starbuds You like muscles?

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    I wonder how much the 3 hour "body clock" difference plays into the games. For example, a 7pm eastern game would be like 4pm for a Western team. Meaning that they are closer to what i would assume to be the the daily physical peak.
     
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    It's Dater, nothing he says makes any sense really. Just ignore him.
     
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    But the western teams are "used" to playing different time zones.


    (When Ottawa faced Anaheim for the cup, on paper the teams were equal, in my eyes. But I gave Anaheim the edge due to the required travel for the finals.)
     
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    The whole body clock arguement only assumes that you are traveling from the east coast to the west completely ignoring that there is a central time zone which is only an hour behind. The central teams do just as well as the pacific ones against the eastern conferance and when the west travels east they continue their strong play. I personally think it would be harder to cut 3 hours out of your day than to bump your pre game nap back and gain 3 hours.
     
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    Sharks played 22nd game last night. Have made 16 time zone changes. (Including playing in different-time-zone-from-previous-game in every game on recent five game road trip.)

    But even the rest of the MT/CT teams have "experience" in that kind of travel (unlike the east which had 5-10 games/year in a time zone other than ET).
     
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    It's cyclical. I remember in the 90's when the west had the 3 dominant teams (Detroit, Colorado, and Dallas) and then the rest while the East more competitive teams. It all balances out over time.
     
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    How bad is the differential? It's so bad that even the eastern-leading Boston Bruins would not make the playoffs as a wild card team in the west.:amazed: This is not hyperbole. From a thread I started in the Winnipeg forum, the 2 wild card teams are currently Minnesota and LA with 32 points after 23 games.

    That's 1.3913 points per game, extrapolating to 114 points after 82 games. The Bruins have 30 points after 22 games, i.e. 1.3636 points per game, extrapolating to 112 points after 82 games.

     
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    And we've gone way beyond the business aspects of differences.

    Closed.
     
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