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  Bongo
 
December 7, 2011 1:53:47 pm
 
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Realingment: Florida gets Fucked.
Conference C: Boston, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Toronto.

That's pretty whacked unless Bettman is planning on moving the Pants and Bolts to cities in the Northeast. After last spring, anything is possible.

 
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  poliguin
 
December 7, 2011 7:53:33 pm
 
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The South East is kind of the odd duck out as they were essentially the ones tossed where they could be fit. And I don't think that they were going to break the Atlantic and Northeast apart just to help out Tampa and Florida. But at the very least move Caps and Canes to C and Bolts and Panthers to D and the travel arrangements make a little more sense.

Maybe the other teams in C wanted it this way so they could get to Florida during the winter

 
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  Bongo
 
December 8, 2011 10:14:30 am
 
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I think Bettman is looking ahead for when and if he has to move a team from the sunshine state. He got the biggest TV deal he'll ever see. All these pesky southern teams are expendable now. Look how hard he worked for our team.
 
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  TheBrickwall
 
December 9, 2011 6:51:08 pm
 
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I think Bettman is looking ahead for when and if he has to move a team from the sunshine state. He got the biggest TV deal he'll ever see. All these pesky southern teams are expendable now. Look how hard he worked for our team.

Exactly Bongo. In this age of runaway czars commissioners we'll soon see Tampa Bay in Hamilton and Florida in Quebec City because of #hockeyreasons.

P.S. Bettman and his butt buddy Stern are both turds in my book.


 
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Note that both Eastern Conferences have 7 teams. You have room to swing Phoenix over to Quebec.

On the other hand, there is a reason Winnipeg is the only Canadian team in their division. Not so sure anyone in the NHL offices thinks Winnipeg is a long term destination.

 
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