News Article: Oilers moving to the Central?

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Would you prefer to see the Oilers in the Central Division?

  1. Yes

    14.7%
  2. No

    78.4%
  3. Poor Winnipeg

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  1. WaitingForUser

    WaitingForUser Registered User

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    Former Referee 68 Registered User

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    Sure why not have the Flames and the Oil travel more then they already do
     
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    They can move the Coyotes to the Central.
     
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    That's what I think will happen.

    Especially makes sense if the Coyotes are based out of Houston :nod:
     
  5. Drivesaitl

    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    They could move them anywhere and who would notice?
     
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    The Bored Man 5-14-6-1

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    There is no chance in hell that Edmonton and Calgary play in separate divisions.
     
  7. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith Ryan Spooner sucks even more than Ryan Strome.

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    Not that I think it'll happen but I'd really rather not be in that division.
     
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    Fixed to Ruin Come wit it now!

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    More games against Minnesota?

    Ugh. :thumbd:
     
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    Mr Positive Cap Crunch Incoming

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    heck, maybe for 1 season Seattle will be in the Central.

    More more likely, for 1 season the pacific will have 9 teams, and the Central 7
     
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    I imagine Arizona is the one that gets moved out of the division.
     
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    Trafalgar McLaw Waive Peter Chiarelli

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    It would be absurd if we get screwed over with an even worse travel schedule than we already do just to accommodate the tumour welfare failure of a franchise that is the Arizona Coyotes. They are single handedly holding back the growth of the league and drain resources from every other franchise every year. Just delete them from the NHL already. Bettman's fascination of trying to revive this horse that's been dead for 10 years is mind boggling. Even literally having the NHL purchase them to keep them from imploding due to economic incompetence.
     
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    Mr Positive Cap Crunch Incoming

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    I doubt that extremely. They are too close to Vegas and California, and it's even a cultural connection with them.

    It makes too much sense to me to put Edm and Calgary in the Central, with Colorado in the Pacific. The Oilers and Flames will NOT be separated just like Philly and Pittsburgh wont. The Alberta teams are 1 time zone away from the furthest Pacific teams, but also 1 time zone away from the furthest Central teams.
     
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    Won’t happen. Arizona will move I think
     
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    That would suck...So many boring teams in Central.
     
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    Oh hell no, no way I want to be in a division with the likes of the Jets/Preds/Blues etc.
     
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    Joey Moss 5-14-6-1

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    Makes no sense IMO. Arizona moving to the central is clearly the most obvious switch.

    EDM/CGY/VAN/SEA/VEG/LA/SJS/ANA
    WPG/COL/STL/CHI/NSH/MIN/ARZ/DAL

    a) Edmonton/Calgary have rivalries in this division already specifically with Vancouver
    b) You're talking about moving 3 teams vs. moving 1 in Arizona
     
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    Arizona should be the team to go.

    But what I would like to see is eight divisions with four teams.
     
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    They’ll move Arizona
     
  19. rboomercat90

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    And Nashville. Better learn how to beat those teams.
     
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    Spawn Playoff bound

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    Honestly I'm pretty tired of playing against the California teams. A move might be nice. Also could get a rivalry going with the Peg.

    Would be nice to be in a division with other teams with some real hockey fans too. Right now it's really just Edmonton and Calgary in the pacific :sarcasm:
     
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    For as long as I'm living in Toronto for uni, it'd be nice to have games an hour earlier.
     
  22. voxel

    voxel Knights and Jets Bandwagon

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    I have no desire to play more games against the Predators.

    Just move Arizona to a central time frame... like Houston as mentioned above :)
     
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    I think the four divisions with eight teams is the way they’ll likely go. This six division format was only introduced because the schedule couldn’t be balanced with the number of teams in the league and in each conference. By the same token, a 1-8 conference playoff wasn’t fair because one division could be much stronger than the other.

    Thirty two is the perfect number. Two conferences of sixteen teams and four divisions of eight teams. Much easier to balance. Likely go back to the 1-8 playoff format. It wouldn’t even surprise me to see them scrap the divisions and just run with two conferences having the teams ranked 1-16.
     
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    How about 3 divisions where the top 2 are guaranteed a playoff spot and the last two are WC

    Pacific:
    Anaheim
    Los Angeles
    San Jose
    Vancouver
    Seattle

    Mountain:
    Edmonton
    Calgary
    Colorado
    Arizona
    Vegas

    Central:
    Dallas
    Minnesota
    Chicago
    Nashville
    St. Louis
    Winnipeg
     
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    Those teams will be in cap hell by the time we get there. I wouldn't be worried regardless of which division we are in.

    I think if we do end up moving divisions, Calgary is coming with us.
     

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