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NHL and travel

Postby no name on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:50 am

If traveling in the NHL is such a big issue why can't all inter division oppenents play a 2 game series in each city. EX. Pitt would play 2 games in Philly in 3 days then later Philly would travel to Pitts and play 2 games here in 3 days. If you really wanted to limit travel this seems like to simple of a solution. Only bad reason i can see about this is if the first game is too rough it might lead to more fighting.

Would this be a big issue for most fans?

Sorry guys i ment to put this in NPR, can a admin move it?
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:54 am

Isn't the travel issue with going out of time zone? If not, what is the travel issue?
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby Rylan on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:56 am

Idoit40fans wrote:Isn't the travel issue with going out of time zone? If not, what is the travel issue?


In the east there is no travel issue. In the west it can be grueling, but with chartered flights is it really the worst thing since original sin?
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm

I just didn't know there was one outside of Winnipeg, Detroit, and Columbus. All of those have been resolved.
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby no name on Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:48 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:I just didn't know there was one outside of Winnipeg, Detroit, and Columbus. All of those have been resolved.



Realignment as fixed some issues with Det and Col. but also has created issues with Fla and TB. Seems like it would be easy for Boston and Mtl and the rest to stay down there and play 2 games in 3 days to limit the extra travel they would substain going back and forth mutlipal times a year. Our division is one team ontop of another in a small geographic area we have no problems. Winnipeg traveling to Dallas or Edmonton traveling to Pho. adds up to alot more miles.

Maybe realignment solved these issues a little but the West still has alot more travel compared to the east.
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby Kovy27 on Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:17 am

I'm still confused on why Detroit is in the East...and why they broke up the Chi-Det rivalry.
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:28 am

I'm still confused on why Bylsma has a job with the Penguins.
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby Kovy27 on Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:10 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I'm still confused on why Bylsma has a job with the Penguins.


Because he sucks and Pittsburgh fans needed something to ***** about.
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby no name on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:30 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I'm still confused on why Bylsma has a job with the Penguins.


I think Ray used the long standing business practice of heads or tails to determin this one.
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby Pitt87 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:13 am

Kovy27 wrote:I'm still confused on why Detroit is in the East...and why they broke up the Chi-Det rivalry.


TV... majority of their away games started too late, and TV revenues were taking a hit. I was really enjoying the DET-NAS rivalry growing, also.

Did they approve the new Playoff format? That should resolve the need for 2 days between SCF games, but could be a while before the Western Conference actually has a representative in the SCF, if they did...
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Re: NHL and travel

Postby Pitt87 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:20 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I just didn't know there was one outside of Winnipeg, Detroit, and Columbus. All of those have been resolved.


IIRC, Dallas played the most games 2 timezones away, since they were in the Pacific division. Should resolve that too. Its also Big $$ to travel into and out of Canada, so probably disproportionate for folks like EDM and CGY also.
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