I like it mostly, no more Minnesota for us and it sucks ballz for Boston.
I'll miss Detroit but welcome back Winterpeg.
I like that they are changing it up. It really isn't fair to the Eastern teams, so I presume they'll have to change that up (expansion anyone?). I'd prefer the Canucks be in a division like this in which there will have to be 2-3 teams that are legitimately good. The Northwest division has made the team too comfortable.
I lie that we play every team in the league in a back to back. We miss seeing some pretty amazing talent under the current system. I would like them to change the All Star format to the winning team wins the home start in the SC finals, like baseball does. Put some meaning in that game too. No more President's trophy since the Conferences are so unbalanced anyway.
I feel sorry for Colorado. They move into a shit storm of a division. Winnipeg will get a chance to build some rivalries in their new division.
Of course the Florida teams are pissed. Their north/south travel just made their schedule a lot worse.
Hockey Widow wrote:Of course the Florida teams are pissed. Their north/south travel just made their schedule a lot worse.
They're kind of like us: screwed anyway because of their out their location. The only thing that might be an improvement over their current situation is if they made a southern division of Dallas, St Louis, Nashville, Carolina, Florida and Tampa, but that would be bad time zone wise.