Jump to content



Welcome to The NHL Arena

Welcome to The NHL Arena, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of The NHL Arena by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

New alignment


  • Please log in to reply
154 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Old School Hockey

Old School Hockey

    20 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,917 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:80
  • Position:Center
  • Location:Michigan
  • Country:

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

I: Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington

II: Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Toronto

III: Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis, Winnipeg

IV: Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver

I like it. Any thoughts?

http://aol.sportingn...tle-hockey-team
  • 0



#2 OFFLINE   Munchausen

Munchausen

    Trade Bait

  • Fan
  • PipPipPip
  • 882 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:23
  • Position:Left Defense
  • Location:T'rana
  • Country:

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

Tampa is a bit of a rough fit for the second division. Is this another ploy to reduce travel costs. Can't think of another reason personally. It's kind of hazy considering that they don't divide evenly into four. Seeing as they are considering a wild card format for the post season, it isn't fair to the larger divisions since it would be harder mathematically to maintain their standing. 

Not saying that realignment isn't a good idea but until we raise the number of teams to 32 or reduce them to 28, no four division formula will be fair.


  • 2

#3 OFFLINE   Vader

Vader

    Metropolitan Division

  • League Executive
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,817 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:94
  • Position:Left Wing
  • Location:Land of Beer & Cheese
  • Country:

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

This is essentially the same thing that got shot down about a year ago.  So why would it get approved now?


  • 0

#4 OFFLINE   Old School Hockey

Old School Hockey

    20 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,917 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:80
  • Position:Center
  • Location:Michigan
  • Country:

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

This is essentially the same thing that got shot down about a year ago.  So why would it get approved now?


Because the NHL and the NHLPA are getting along now.
  • 0

#5 OFFLINE   Avsfreak18

Avsfreak18

    50 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,731 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:81
  • Position:Left Wing
  • Location:Parker, Colorado
  • Country:

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Lol... right....


  • 0

#6 OFFLINE   **LS**

**LS**

    Atlantic Division

  • Commissioner
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,697 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:40
  • Position:Left Defense
  • Location:Toronto
  • Country:

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

I still don't see the need for Divisions any more. Divide the league into two Conferences and call it a day.


  • 3

#7 OFFLINE   Old School Hockey

Old School Hockey

    20 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,917 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:80
  • Position:Center
  • Location:Michigan
  • Country:

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

My understanding is this is something the NHL & NHLPA worked on this! So it's likely to be next year!
  • 0

#8 OFFLINE   erniebear

erniebear

    20 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,431 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:19
  • Position:Left Defense
  • Location:Westford, MA
  • Country:

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

I still don't see the need for Divisions any more. Divide the league into two Conferences and call it a day.

 

Exactly.


  • 0

#9 OFFLINE   Avsfreak18

Avsfreak18

    50 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,731 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:81
  • Position:Left Wing
  • Location:Parker, Colorado
  • Country:

Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

id rather see just 2 conferences than 4 divisions as well


  • 0

#10 OFFLINE   Tashimojo

Tashimojo

    50 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,330 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:33
  • Position:Goaltender
  • Location:Boulder, Colorado
  • Country:

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

I still think it's incredibly dumb to be splitting 30 teams into 4 conferences.

 

Mediocre Eastern side teams would lose. Eight of 16 teams, depending on how exactly the wild-card system shakes out, could make the playoffs. Compare that to eight of 14 in the West.

That is fucking stupid.


  • 0

#11 ONLINE   Imber

Imber

    50 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,206 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:4
  • Position:Left Defense
  • Location:West Palm Beach, FL
  • Country:

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Stupid. Uneven conference is ridiculous. Florida and Tampa living in the NE is dumb. Just switch Winnipeg and Nashville in the current format and call it a day (or any of those other small moves that made sense).


  • 1

#12 OFFLINE   erniebear

erniebear

    20 Goal Scorer

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,431 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:19
  • Position:Left Defense
  • Location:Westford, MA
  • Country:

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

I think it's just stupid to discuss this now. I hate to bring up the lockout, but that's a big reason NOT to start this bs right now. If the NHL & NHLPA agree to a realignment of some sort, it should wait at least 2 full seasons to attempt to recover (aka not have as many hockey people pissed off at them) before switching to the new set-up. Whatever it might be.

 

That's just my humble opinion, as well as the 4 conference split is a dumb idea.


  • 0

#13 OFFLINE   Xcal97

Xcal97

    Checker

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,188 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:22
  • Position:Center
  • Location:The deep south
  • Country:

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:22 AM

This is essentially the same thing that got shot down about a year ago.  So why would it get approved now?

Because there's not a labor dispute around the corner.

 

Apparently (as some people would have you believe) the NHLPA was too stupid to simulate their own schedule. So how do we resolve this? By realigning with virtually the same plan that got rejected by the PA.

 

This was not about scheduling or input. This was about CBA obstruction and politicking.


  • 0

#14 OFFLINE   damned

damned

    Pacific Division

  • League Executive
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 40,204 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:25
  • Position:Center
  • Location:Edmonton, AB
  • Country:

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

The National Hockey League sent out a memo to its 30 teams on
Tuesday, and obtained by TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com,
regarding a new plan for realignment, including two conferences, four
divisions and a playoff format with wild card teams.


Instead of going to four conferences as was the original plan in
December 2011, the new plan calls for two conferences (East and West)
containing two divisions each.

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=416887


  • 0

#15 OFFLINE   DADDY AVALANCHE

DADDY AVALANCHE

    PK Specialist

  • Fan
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,699 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:86
  • Position:Left Wing
  • Location:Just south of SLC, Utah.
  • Country:

Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:10 AM

Do they really have to give us the Blues and Hawks??

 

LOL SMH.


  • 1

#16 OFFLINE   thecoffeecake

thecoffeecake

    Trade Bait

  • Fan
  • PipPipPip
  • 890 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:2
  • Position:Right Defense
  • Location:Toms River, NJ
  • Country:

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

The most reasonable solution was the 4 conference proposal from last season the PA got bitchy about for zero reason. They should expand to Seattle and Quebec City to even out all four conferences. That's still a solution with this proposal. They're both viable cities building new state of th art facilities, with old buildings they could be put in for a season or 2.
  • 0

#17 Guest_ProHockeyTalk_*

Guest_ProHockeyTalk_*
  • Guest

Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

Having 16 teams in the East is seen as an issue, but moving one of them to the West would also face resistance.<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpre...alk&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1" />

NBC
  • 0

#18 OFFLINE   damned

damned

    Pacific Division

  • League Executive
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 40,204 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:25
  • Position:Center
  • Location:Edmonton, AB
  • Country:

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

The fact is that the league is 30 teams, based on that I think the proposed format is about as good as they can get it. I hope they approve it.

 

Love the fact that the chances of divisional rivalries increase significantly. 


  • 0

#19 OFFLINE   RussJericho23

RussJericho23

    Goon

  • Fan
  • PipPip
  • 317 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:23
  • Position:Left Wing
  • Location:Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
  • Country:

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

I'm not a fan of it.

Personally, I don't think there's really anything wrong with it the way it is, currently. I'd rather have 15 teams in each conference, rather than 14 in one and 16 in the other.

I'd certainly not move Detroit to the East (despite their time zone), purely because that would leave Chicago as the only Original Six team in the West and fewer games between the Hawks and the Wings. However, I'd be quite happy to move Columbus to the East, with no problems, with Winnipeg taking their rightful place in the West.

 

Where, can I ask, is the sense of having three (!) Canadian teams in the same division as Tampa Bay & Florida? I thought the NHL were trying to make the divisions better, not worse.


  • 0

#20 OFFLINE   AUTiger7222

AUTiger7222

    Healthy Scratch

  • Fan
  • Pip
  • 146 Points:
  • Team:
  • Number:7
  • Position:Center
  • Location:Cullman, AL
  • Country:

Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

I still don't see the need for Divisions any more. Divide the league into two Conferences and call it a day.

 

I agree. Divisions in the NHL and NBA are completely pointless IMO where the top 8 teams make the playoffs. Just have the East and West conferences and let's play the games!


  • 0





Similar Topics Collapse

0 Fan(s) are reading this goal

0 fans, 0 guests, 0 spectators