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[Approved] VAN's New NHL Realignment

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Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

Official. @NHL realignment approved. v.canucks.com/10SHXi1

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Western Conference (7-Team Divisions)

Within Conference (Division): 29 games

* 5 games vs. five teams (3 Home/2 Away vs. two teams, 2 Home/3 Away vs.

three teams) AND 4 games vs. one team (2 Home/2 Away). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.

* 5 X 5 =25 games

* 1 X 4 = 4 games

Within Conference (Non-Division): 21 games

* 3 games vs. each team (2 Home/1 Away vs. four teams, 1 Home/2 Away vs.

three teams). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.

* 3 X 7 = 21 games

Non-Conference: 32 games

* 2 games vs. each team (1 Home/1 Away)

* 2 X 16 = 32 games

(Exception: one team from each division plays one less game inside Division and one more game inside Conference outside Division)

Eastern Conference (8-Team Divisions)

Within Conference (Division): 30 games

* 5 games vs. two teams (3 Home/2 Away vs. one team, 2 Home/3 Away vs. one

team) AND 4 games vs. five teams (2 Home/2 Away). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.

* 5 X 2 =10 games

* 4 X 5 = 20 games

Within Conference (Non-Division): 24 games

* 3 games vs. each team (2 Home/1 Away vs. four teams, 1 Home/2 Away vs.

four teams). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.

* 3 X 8 = 24 games

Non-Conference: 28 games

* 2 games vs. each team (1 Home/1 Away)

* 2 X 14 = 28 games

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don't like it four team from each conference so conference 1 and 2 8 teams 3 and 4 8 teams?? Playoff format change??? NHL wants a weak team to make the playoffs?

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Good, finally don't have to fly to Minny four times a year. Traveling almost exclusively in their own timezone, especially on back-to-backs, is really going to reduce the wear and tear on the team.

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anyone explain how this work??? why can't they make minor adjustment and not complete overhaul

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Just so it is easier to read: ( * = Division the Canucks are in)

East 1

Carolina

Columbus

New Jersey

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Washington

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Personally not a huge fan of having uneven divisions, especially when there are 2 big divisions like this (for each conference) I think we should expand before switching into an alignment like this so the divisions are even,

Interested to see how this wildcard idea will work. Aswell as the playoffs, exc. To see if they are changing it from the last proposal or keeping it all the same.

From our perspective I kinda like it though, we will finally have some competition in San Jose and LA.

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We are in by far the toughest, most physical division. East 2 is ridiculously weak.

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What if Minnesota and Colorado become really good, then Anaheim, LA, Phoenix and San Jose start sucking? Another easy division for Vancouver

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There's no way to split up the West without making powerhouse divisions. Minny and Colorado have to play Chicago, St Louis, and Nashville eight times a year now. This realignment keeps Vancouver with the rest of the Pacific coast teams, as it should be, while still allowing it to play other Canadian teams, as it should be. What's with the hatred?

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Eastern divisions should have more teams than western ones. It just makes sense for travel purposes.

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I like it. Way better than seeing the Oilers, Flames and Av's 20 times each per year!!

Remember that last years proposal by the players had West 1 and West 2 with 8 teams each. Detroit and Columbus have now moved East, and rightfully so.

This is much more fair IMO since the Western/Pacific clubs have to travel way more over the course of a season than the Eastern teams. So the 7 teams in our group balances that out as far as I'm concerned.

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Two cons for us:

Less chance of a chi-van series

We are in a difficult division...with edm is on the rise, we have 6 playoff contenders when only 4 teams make it the playoffs...man this is gonna be tough hockey

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I kinda liked beating up on the Oilers, Flames, Avs and Wild...

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Wow - that's totally different from the proposed one in 2011:

Conference A

Anaheim

Calgary

Colorado

Edmonton

Los Angeles

Phoenix

San Jose

Vancouver

Conference B

Chicago

Columbus

Dallas

Detroit

Minnesota

Nashville

St. Louis

Winnipeg

Conference C

Boston

Buffalo

Florida

Montreal

Ottawa

Tampa Bay

Toronto

Conference D

Carolina

New Jersey

NY Islanders

NY Rangers

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Washington

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only threat is LA and Ducks and to an extend Sharks but Phx Oiler and Lames are weak and won't make the playoffs

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