Seattle effects

Discussion in 'Calgary Flames' started by MNNumbers, Oct 3, 2018.

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Which Division would you prefer after Seattle joins the league

  1. Stay in Pacific, and Arizona moves to Central

    93.8%
  2. Move with Edmonton to Central Division and Colorado moves to Pacific Division

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  1. MNNumbers

    MNNumbers Registered User

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    Hello. I'm sorry to invade your board, but I come with a question, not an accusation or a criticism....

    Given that Seattle will be joining the league officially in December, and hopefully starting play in fall of 2020, there would be 9 teams in the Pacific. That doesn't seem likely to stand, so I am wondering which of the following you all prefer.....

    Would Flames fans prefer to be in this division:
    CGY, EDM, VAN, SEA, SJS, ANA, LAK, VGK

    or, this division:
    CGY, EDM, WPG, MIN, CHI, STL, DAL, NAS

    Thanks for your input.

    As I see it, my question comes down to....

    Do you have a strong preference for Vancouver over Winnipeg, and if you have a slight preference, does the lessening of Pacific coast start times affect your preference at all?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Rubi

    Rubi Everything's Golden

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    More travel if Calgary joins the central division thus less desirable. Besides, Bettman said there will be minimal change to each division so choice A is the obvious choice to do that.
     
  3. InfinityIggy

    InfinityIggy No Longer Flammable

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    Moving the fewest teams will probably always be the leagues priority I would think. They want to build rivalries.
     
  4. Literally

    Literally Better than you think

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    Just completing for the full visual...

    Pac: CGY, EDM, VAN, SEA, SJS, ANA, LAK, VGK
    Cen: WPG, MIN, CHI, STL, DAL, NAS, COL, AZC

    Or

    Pac: VAN, SEA, SJS, ANA, LAK, VGK, COL, AZC
    Cen: CGY, EDM, WPG, MIN, CHI, STL, DAL, NAS


    The first groupings feel they fit better.

    AZC better hope theyare good in 2 years, because with more added away games out of their time zone, their TV revenue will take a hit.


    Just have use you our imagination to see where SEA/VGK are

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  5. OvermanKingGainer

    OvermanKingGainer #FreeBennett #CurseofTheSpulll

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    Not being in the same division as Vancouver and Seattle would just seem strange. The Pacific NW and Alberta go hand-in-hand.
     
  6. SKRusty

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    It is doubtful the NHL would not take advantage of some of the regional rivalry between Seattle and Calgary, Vancouver, or Edmonton that exists in the WHL.
     
  7. Dube Dube Doo

    Dube Dube Doo The calls are coming from inside the house!

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    Since Arizona doesn't observe daylight savings time, they already have that issue for several months each season.
     
  8. Corpus X

    Corpus X Wearing Stanley's cup.

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    "Seattle's Special Affects"

    I'm not looking forward to the expansion draft. Just when the Flames finally get some great depth YOU PULL ONE BACK OUT!!!
     
  9. Cyrano

    Cyrano 1st Line Elite Homer

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    I don't know why but I read this in George Costanza's voice.
     
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  10. Czarchuk

    Czarchuk Go Flames Go!

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    Seattle will just force AZ to the central.

    Even then I believe that AZ is moving. They just lose too much revenue for the NHL. There are better options in the central, like Houston (makes too much sense), Milwaukee/Green Bay, or even Kansas City.
     

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