Discussion in 'Vancouver Canucks' started by Real Gudbranson, Mar 7, 2013.
Why the clapping? We no longer might be the default division winners.
(i'll just repost what i composed in the around the league thread...)
realignment was so common in the 70s and 80s and even early 90s that this kind of restructuring is long overdue...the time zones finally make logical sense, detroit and columbus belong in the east, and it gives some fresh divisional rivalries
however after a few years i can foresee major complaints about inequity in playoff seeding, especially from the eastern teams, which is essentially why the 4 conferences got broken down into 6 divisions in the first place
expansion will also be interesting...do detroit and columbus simply rejoin the west if new franchises get input into quebec city or toronto?
I like that.
Makes the games mean more.
We still have doormats like CGY and EDM. So basically we have be better than PHX, ANA, LA to win the division.
I still like our chances.
Might give us a kick in the behind.
Nice find. Beat TSN if it's true.
L.A. and Anaheim are division rivals now?
Things are gonna get a whole lot of ugly
I like it. It makes the league better as a whole. Should also cut down on some of the ridiculous travel for some teams. Change is never a welcome sight for some people but I think this is better for the league and should be welcomed.
weaker team make the playoff aka toronto
NO. Your thinking is backwards. That is how it is now. There will be no more guaranteed playoff spot simply because you play in a weak division. Now the teams with the best record make the playoffs.
Gillis be forced to might have to make a move or two.
errr last I checked it was top 3 teams from each division guaranteed. + 2 wildcards from each conference.
no more seeing the Canucks live 3 times a year I guess.
When Phoenix inevitably moves to Quebec, this will have to be altered again one imagines.
simple Phx to seattle Florida to Quebec
I would love to see the Seattle Battle Cattle as an NHL team.
Instead of a bunch of small divisions we will now have 2 in each conference. No more guaranteed spot for leaders of a weak division. Yes the top teams are guaranteed a spot but the divisions are now larger. The chances of a team making the playoffs or finishing higher with a worse record then another team have all but been eliminated.
Any word if they are doing home and away against outside the conference?
Yep, you face every team in the league at least twice, once home and once away.
5 times vs pacific division, 2 times against Eastern conference teams (home and away), and 2-3 times vs teams in the Midwest division.
some news I want to hear.
Good, now go back to the white jerseys at home and all will be well again.
Yay to less travel. Nay to playing Kings Ducks Sharks a dozen times each.
I look forward to not making the playoffs next year.
top 3 out of 7. Is that really worse than top 1 out of 5? Just think out that. Even if you aren't that good a team, you can still take the two best teams out of a division and you still have the same 1 in 5 chance.
Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. Yes that's tougher than the NW, but if we can't make the top 3 we suck and aren't a real threat.
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