mikey287 wrote:Detroit should play in the east though, they're an eastern team...they've always had a lot of clout with the league and as much as I hate them and their horrendous fans, I don't have a problem with this really...at least, not yet.
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Sigwolf wrote:mikey287 wrote:Detroit should play in the east though, they're an eastern team...they've always had a lot of clout with the league and as much as I hate them and their horrendous fans, I don't have a problem with this really...at least, not yet.
No, they shouldn't. By longitude, they are the 15th team in the West in a 30 team league. Until something changes, i.e. an east team moves west of them, or two additional teams are added west of them, they belong in the west. Simple as that. Again, it hasn't hurt their success record, they really have no arguement other than, "we want to be in the east... waaaaaa".
edit... fixed to make shaf happy.
Pucks_and_Pols wrote:Am I the only one who is actually pretty excited to see this play out instead of getting drawn into the minutia of complaints that always seems to come from hockey fans anytime you suggest anything ever?
Only 50% of the eastern teams get into the playoffs instead of 57% of the western teams
SHUT UP and enjoy the pure hatred that will come out playing your own divisional foes through the first two rounds of the playoffs each and every year. That was part of what made hockey so freaking fun to watch back in the 80s and early 90s.
For me playing in the playoffs each year against Philly, New York(s), Washington, Carolina, and maybe, one day, in like a million years, Columbus is all
So what if its hard, that is half the fun. And teams will get better and worse every year. What looks like a difficult division this year will be a totally different landscape 5 years down the road.
I'm pumped to be back in the Patrick division. Even if they will never call it that.
shafnutz05 wrote:slappybrown wrote:shafnutz05 wrote:I could be wrong, but with trying to make hockey relevant to a larger audience, I don't see them going with the traditional division names of people that have been dead since long before most of us have been alive.
Orr, Hull, Gretzky, Lemieux, and Howe are all still alive.
I was referring to the people that think they will go back to Patrick, Smythe, etc
mikey287 wrote:Pepsi Presents the Pacific Divison of the Amway Global League...
DudeMan2766 wrote:I love the divisions, but I see absolutely no reason to make the playoffs so confusing. Division winners then 3-8 would be fine.
Beveridge wrote:I'm sure it happened in the 80s and 90s when playoffs were done within the division first.
Fact is, if your excuse for not winning the cup is playing a better team than you should have played, you didn't deserve to win the cup.
Beat who you play, there is no easy path.
Pucks_and_Pols wrote:how are we going to handle the bluejacket juggernaut that is coming to our division next year? 6-0-4 in their last ten. scared.