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Friedman on Realignment, etc

Elliotte Friedman of CBC addresses questions about realignment options:

Q: What about Detroit’s proposal to go west only once?
A: Well, here are the questions: How many teams will make only one trip instead of two? And, who do you play those extra games against? Because if, say, 10 teams are affected, and they play two extra times against everyone in their division, aren’t you pretty much going Bettman’s way anyway?

Q: Why not just switch Detroit and Winnipeg?
A: Well, we all know how everyone wants a piece of the Red Wings. Too valuable a visitor. And you’re not helping Columbus and Nashville (same issues, especially when it comes to late-night TV viewing).

continued with more realignment considerations, plus 30 Thoughts

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F*ck Nashville and Columbus. Nobody outside of those two cities gives two sh*ts about them…and most people IN those cities don’t either. I’m so sick of hearing about the plight of these woebegone franchises. Hell, if it wasn’t for the Red Wings the annual per game attendance figures for these two teams would drop by about 1,500 fans per game.

Posted by godblender on 10/31/11 at 06:40 PM ET

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Hell, if it wasn’t for the Red Wings the annual per game attendance figures for these two teams would drop by about 1,500 fans per game.

You realize that’s one of the main reasons the Wings aren’t going anywhere, right?

Posted by Garth on 10/31/11 at 11:29 PM ET

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