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Sharks Want The Wings In The West

from David Pollak of hte Mercury News,

General manager Doug Wilson said Friday the Sharks are hoping to see two things in whatever realignment plan the NHL ends up when the board of governors tackles the contentious topic at its meetings next week in Pebble Beach.

• A home-and-home series every season between Western and Eastern conference teams, something that would mean an additional six road games in cities with a three-hour time difference.

• The continued presence of the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference.

The Sharks’ desire to keep Detroit in the conference is no surprise because the teams have developed a strong rivalry with five postseason clashes. But supporting added trips across the continent may not seem to be in San Jose’s best competitive or financial interests.

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SYF's avatar

Shaks have no clout.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/03/11 at 05:20 AM ET

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But supporting added trips across the continent may not seem to be in San Jose’s best competitive or financial interests.

Yes, this is true; however, it would help to even out travel throughout the league and more importantly for them, it would be the best thing for them to support if they want to accomplish their 2nd goal - keeping the Wings in the West.

Posted by PieceOfMind from Muskegon, currently residing in Sabres Territory on 12/03/11 at 12:25 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

Shaks have no clout.

Posted by SYF from a north-bound Wings dressing room on 12/03/11 at 02:20 AM ET

Right.  Who cares what any other team in the league besides the Wings thinks?

Give me a break.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 12/03/11 at 02:09 PM ET

scotts0's avatar

  Shaks have no clout.

  Posted by SYF from a north-bound Wings dressing room on 12/03/11 at 02:20 AM ET

Right.  Who cares what any other team in the league besides the Wings thinks?

Give me a break.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Milford, CT on 12/03/11 at 11:09 AM ET

I think he means, who cares what the Sharks think?

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 12/03/11 at 09:20 PM ET

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