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Speaking of Divisions, this is the one place where this scheme falls short for us. Bettman said Thursday that they’ll be coming up with drab, directional names for the four Divisions.

“Most sensible geographic designations … the easiest to remember,” he said, like we ever had a hard time recalling who played in the old (Chuck) Norris Division. “We’re hoping to use the names that make it easier to conjure up in your own mind which teams play where.”

Yes. Like, for those fans whose school systems weren’t able to educate them to the point where they might have a hot clue where Vancouver is. Or Tampa.

It’s thinking like this that will be Bettman’s legacy.

-Mark Spector of Sportsnet where you can read more on realignment.

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CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

It’s not worth starting a petition over. Adams/Norris/Patrick/Smythe is the right thing to do, which is precisely why Bettman won’t do it.

The dumb asses came up with a playoff bracket scheme whereby a “Northeast” Division team could be the “Atlantic” Division champion. So what makes anyone think the brainless wonders at NHL, Inc. in New York, could do the right thing about the division names?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/15/13 at 11:50 AM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

Boo this man! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 03/15/13 at 12:01 PM ET

YzermanZetterberg's avatar

It’s thinking like this that will be Bettman’s legacy.

What, you mean the three lockouts aren’t enough of a legacy?

I guess one of the things about being truly incompetent is that you never understand the fact that you are truly incompetent, and therefore never feel a need to change/correct your course.

Posted by YzermanZetterberg on 03/15/13 at 12:10 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I guess one of the things about being truly incompetent is that you never understand the fact that you are truly incompetent, and therefore never feel a need to change/correct your course.
Posted by YzermanZetterberg on 03/15/13 at 01:10 PM ET

I’ve come to the conclusion that self-awareness is a curse. Blessed are those that are truly ignorant about themselves. It must be so much easier to sail through life deluded with the certainty that none of it is your fault. To be able to cause a shitstorm in your sphere of influence and to have all of it just slide off of you like water off a duck’s back and be able to sleep soundly at night must be a wonderful thing.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/15/13 at 12:19 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“Most sensible geographic designations … the easiest to remember,” he said, like we ever had a hard time recalling who played in the old (Chuck) Norris Division. “We’re hoping to use the names that make it easier to conjure up in your own mind which teams play where.”

*#$%@&.  So much for preserving some traditions.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/15/13 at 01:02 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Whether or not I’m ok with using geographical names for the new divisions, Bettman’s comments in this article, and others, show what he thinks of the intelligence level of the average hockey fan.

Posted by Hootinani on 03/15/13 at 02:26 PM ET

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The blanding of the NHL continues.

Hootinani, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head.  He thinks we’re all idiots.

Posted by Nuthatch on 03/15/13 at 04:29 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Whether or not I’m ok with using geographical names for the new divisions, Bettman’s comments in this article, and others, show what he thinks of the intelligence level of the average hockey fan.

Posted by Hootinani from Just outside Delta College Admissions Office on 03/15/13 at 03:26 PM ET

+1926.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/15/13 at 04:43 PM ET

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Yes. Like, for those fans whose school systems weren’t able to educate them to the point where they might have a hot clue where Vancouver is. Or Tampa.

Actually the average American doesn’t know where these places are located.

Previously we knew Bettman was responsible for global warming and meteor strikes, now he is to blame for the education level of the populace.

Posted by timbits on 03/15/13 at 08:06 PM ET

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The Fox puck was invented for Americans who were too stupid to know that a puck rimmed around the boards from the left point would eventually arrive at the right half-wall, if untouched along the way.

So I guess this new realignment is created for Canadian bloggers too stupid to know that Dallas is closer to Winnipeg than Los Angeles.

Posted by timbits on 03/15/13 at 08:35 PM ET

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Dallas is closer to Winnipeg than Los Angeles?

Posted by Garth on 03/15/13 at 09:04 PM ET

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