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Offline CALSGR8

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NHL Re-alignment
« Topic Start: November 18, 2011, 01:03:22 AM »
Because of the Thrashers became the Winipeg Jets, the NHL has to Re-align.

Why not go back to the same divisions that were back in 1995-96?  Only change would be in name only of Carolina Hurricanes instead of Hartford!

From Wikipedia

Final standings                        
                        
Eastern Conference                        
Atlantic Division                        
No.      GP   W   L   T   GF   GA   Pts
1   Philadelphia Flyers   82   45   24   13   282   208   103
2   New York Rangers   82   41   27   14   272   237   96
3   Florida Panthers   82   41   31   10   254   234   92
4   Washington Capitals   82   39   32   11   234   204   89
5   Tampa Bay Lightning   82   38   32   12   238   248   88
6   New Jersey Devils   82   37   33   12   215   202   86
7   New York Islanders   82   22   50   10   229   315   54

Northeast Division                        
No.      GP   W   L   T   GF   GA   PTS
1   Pittsburgh Penguins   82   49   29   4   362   284   102
2   Boston Bruins   82   40   31   11   282   269   91
3   Montreal Canadiens   82   40   32   10   265   248   90
4Hartford Whalers   82   34   39   9   237   259   77
5   Buffalo Sabres   82   33   42   7   247   262   72
6   Ottawa Senators   82   18   59   5   191   291   41

Western Conference                        
Central Division                        
No.      GP   W   L   T   GF   GA   Pts
1   Detroit Red Wings   82   62   13   7   325   181   131
2   Chicago Blackhawks   82   40   28   14   273   220   94
3   Toronto Maple Leafs   82   34   36   12   247   252   80
4   St. Louis Blues   82   32   34   16   219   248   80
5   Winnipeg Jets   82   36   40   6   275   291   78
6   Dallas Stars   82   26   42   14   227   280   66
                        
                        
Pacific Division                        
No.      GP   W   L   T   GF   GA   Pts
1   Colorado Avalanche   82   47   25   10   326   240   104
2   Calgary Flames   82   34   37   11   241   240   79
3   Vancouver Canucks   82   32   35   15   278   278   79
4   Mighty Ducks of Anaheim   82   35   39   8   234   247   78
5   Edmonton Oilers   82   30   44   8   240   304   68
6   Los Angeles Kings   82   24   40   18   256   302   66
7   San Jose Sharks   82   20   55   7   252   357   47
                        
GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against                        
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.                        

Offline CALSGR8

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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #1: November 18, 2011, 01:20:57 AM »
OOPS, didn't realize there are 4 teams that didn't exist back then besides Carolina for Hartford.  RATS!

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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #2: November 18, 2011, 06:54:24 AM »
I won't be happy until they go back to norris, smythe, patrick, and the other one, competiting for campbell and wales conference titles.

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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #3: November 18, 2011, 07:09:38 AM »
What I can't figure out is why Pollin allowed the Caps to be moved from the best division in hockey to the worst.  Must have been a big payoff.

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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #4: November 18, 2011, 09:38:41 AM »
I won't be happy until they go back to norris, smythe, patrick, and the other one, competiting for campbell and wales conference titles.

This.


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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #5: November 18, 2011, 09:43:15 AM »
What I can't figure out is why Pollin allowed the Caps to be moved from the best division in hockey to the worst.  Must have been a big payoff.

Agreed. I loved the old days of playing in the Patrick Division. Would love to see us go back to a division with the Pens, Rangers, and Flyers. The Bolts, Panthers, and Hurricanes just don't compare.

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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #6: November 18, 2011, 10:09:21 AM »
Even though the Bolts and Hurricanes are both recent SCWs?

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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #7: November 18, 2011, 11:09:45 AM »
Even though the Bolts and Hurricanes are both recent SCWs?

No, this SE division is nothing like the good old days in the Patrick. I did enjoy our fight with the Bolts last season for the division, but I don't get as excited for games against SE division foes like I do when we play the Pens, Rangers, or Flyers.


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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #8: November 18, 2011, 12:24:38 PM »
No, this SE division is nothing like the good old days in the Patrick. I did enjoy our fight with the Bolts last season for the division, but I don't get as excited for games against SE division foes like I do when we play the Pens, Rangers, or Flyers.



I'm not disagreeing on that point, just that we shouldn't underestimate some in our current division.


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Re: NHL Re-alignment
« Reply #9: November 18, 2011, 03:51:07 PM »
I'm not disagreeing on that point, just that we shouldn't underestimate some in our current division.



I'm not underestimating the teams in our division. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if the Bolts win the division this year. I was just saying, from a fan standpoint, the teams in the SE Division don't interest me near as much as the Rangers, Pens, or Flyers do. I get up for games against those teams and I feel like they are our more natural rivals.