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by Paul on 11/13/11 at 05:45 AM ET
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
The NHL’s Board of Governors will meet early next month and kick around the “realignment’’ can one more time. With 30 teams doing business between Sunrise, Fla., and Vancouver, British Columbia (3,458 miles, if you stick to the main roads), there are many ways for the Lords of the Boards to divvy up the conferences, divisions, and love-hate rivalries that keep us coming back for more, even if not that many actually keep coming back in Phoenix, Sunrise, Columbus, or even Raleigh.
One of the more frequent topics within realignment is whether Detroit should shift from West to East. Of course it should.
Those of us who remember the entertaining hate built over the decades between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings place this question in the NHL’s no-brainer division.
Original Six matchups are a distant memory - maybe not even that for a lot of new-age NHL fans - but there remains a lot of good in that institutional memory that traces back to when it was a six-team league. The Wings just belong in the East, and the league ought to make that right before the second tray of bagels and croissants gets rolled into the room on Dec. 5 at the Pebble Beach hotel.
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