Speculation: What do you think about the whole canadian division

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  1. Diversification Registered User

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    I understand that. And I think the argument carries some weight with our record against divisional opponents - EDM and CGY (2-2 with the Oilers and 1-2 with the Flames; 0-2 with WPG, the other Western team)

    Less so with Eastern teams because the sample size is smaller and it's often in the context of a road trip or an afternoon game. The other factor to consider is that games will be played often back-to-back-to-back with the same opponent. This is why I think match ups will be key and in that regard, we're not badly matched up against any of them style-wise.

    Anyways, I guess we'll see soon enough.
     
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    According to Jimbo's presser, teams in the Canadian division are set to play 56 games in just over 113 days.....that's basically a game every second night.

    It's shaping up as a war of attrition. The team that can somehow escape the injury bug will be one the last teams standing at playoff time. So it's really a bit a crapshoot on which teams make it and which fall by the wayside.

    One thing's for certain. This will be a 'one and done' year for the the all-Canadian division....so enjoy it while you can.
     
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    I liked this post at the time and this year is shaping up pretty much exactly as expected.
     
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    There's a definite part of me that is quite enjoying this. Seeing so few teams is stoking the fires of rivalry. We're already seeing it, and I have morbid anticipation to see where it's at by game 50 and the cusp of the playoffs.

    The all-Canadian factor has its appeal, likely the closest we will ever get to a Canadian Pro League. That being said I do miss seeing some of the other franchises, and once Seattle enters the league, I can't wait for some extra West coast spice.

    Things will go back to the old divisions eventually as they should. But I think what this has shown me is that I am super down for more inter-Canadian games. Rejig the schedule, Bettman, time zones be damned.
     
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    I really thought there'd be a lot more intensity in some of these Canadian Division rival games.....but a lot of them just appear to falling flat to me....That 7-1 beatdown the Oilers put on the Flames tonight, was a classic example. At times it looked like a sloppily played exhibition game.

    Maybe it's the absence of fans....or playing the same team night after night....but at times even the players don't seem that invested in these games.
     

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