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Wild Continue To Push For Realignment


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#1 OFFLINE   **LS**

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

The NHL continues to push for realignment that would place the Wild in a geographically tighter division with such regional rivals as the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues, a plan that would be implemented next season.

A similar proposal passed by the NHL board of directors in December 2011 was shot down by the NHL Players Association, but that impasse could be resolved soon, according to Wild owner Craig Leipold.

"I'm under the belief that we are very, very close to getting it settled for next year," Leipold said Thursday, Feb. 14.

Leipold is a major proponent of a measure that would install Minnesota into a division not dissimilar to the NHL's old Norris Division, one that should foster rivalries, improve TV audience numbers and cut travel expenses.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Heh, have fun in that division!
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Heh, have fun in that division!

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