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OT NHL realignment - ClairtonPanther - 05-12-2011 01:36 PM
Hearing word that the Thrashers will be moving to Winnipeg Canada and we could possibly see the Red Wings move to the Eastern Conference-which doesn't make sense.
RE: OT NHL realignment - Marksonar85 - 05-12-2011 01:52 PM
hockey just doesn't work in the south I'm amazed it wasn't the panthers moving
RE: OT NHL realignment - curtis0620 - 05-12-2011 01:54 PM
Wouldn't Nashville to the Eastern Conf South division be better?
RE: OT NHL realignment - Frank the Tank - 05-12-2011 01:54 PM
I've heard that the Red Wings have asked to move to the East, but that would be AWFUL for balance (both competitively and in terms of fan bases). The Eastern Conference is already heavy with 4 Original Six teams plus the teams with the league's top 2 superstars (Crosby in Pittsburgh and Ovechkin in Washington) along with another great fan base in Philly. In contrast, Detroit and Chicago are really the only 2 national draws at all in the Western Conference. Granted, I'm a Blackhawks fan that would absolutely hate seeing Chicago and Detroit split up, but it would make a ton more sense for Nashville to replace Atlanta in the Southeast Division (seeing that, you know, Nashville is actually in the Southeast). Winnipeg could then go to the Northwest Division and then Minnesota could move to the Central.
RE: OT NHL realignment - Fuquay Pirate - 05-12-2011 01:59 PM
If the Jets struggled financially last go round, how is it that they expect a team to survive this time? Has Winnipeg exploded population-wise since then?
RE: OT NHL realignment - ClairtonPanther - 05-12-2011 02:00 PM
RE: OT NHL realignment - Frank the Tank - 05-12-2011 02:02 PM
(05-12-2011 02:00 PM)animus Wrote: http://atlanta.sbnation.com/atlanta-thrashers/2011/5/12/2167735/winnipeg-thrashers-tsn-report-move-nhl
Twitter rumor is wrong - SB Nation followed up to say that TSN didn't report this:
RE: OT NHL realignment - ClairtonPanther - 05-12-2011 02:04 PM
(05-12-2011 02:02 PM)Frank the Tank Wrote:(05-12-2011 02:00 PM)animus Wrote: http://atlanta.sbnation.com/atlanta-thrashers/2011/5/12/2167735/winnipeg-thrashers-tsn-report-move-nhl
Frank... we posted the same link.
RE: OT NHL realignment - Frank the Tank - 05-12-2011 02:10 PM
(05-12-2011 02:04 PM)animus Wrote:(05-12-2011 02:02 PM)Frank the Tank Wrote:(05-12-2011 02:00 PM)animus Wrote: http://atlanta.sbnation.com/atlanta-thrashers/2011/5/12/2167735/winnipeg-thrashers-tsn-report-move-nhl
I saw that!
My understanding is that the NHL wasn't going to deal with the Thrashers until the Phoenix situation was sorted out. Now that the Coyotes got a one-year reprieve for the Glendale government, the Thrashers situation could be dealt with. I know the big thing with Glendale was the massive termination fee for the lease for the publicly-financed stadium. The Thrashers don't have that issue - it's simply a matter of the current Thrashers owners (who have legitimately tried to find an Atlanta group to sell to for several years) being able to sell to a Winnipeg group. This makes it "easy" for them to move compared to the Coyotes.
RE: OT NHL realignment - Marksonar85 - 05-12-2011 02:15 PM
I would love a team to come to the hampton roads area. One day.