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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:35 pm 
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"Vegas" Golden Knights

kinda weak....

maybe UCF will sue them....


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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
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I'd just make the Milwaukee Admirals the league's 32nd team and move Nashville to the Eastern conference.


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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:38 pm 
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I'd just make the Milwaukee Admirals the league's 32nd team and move Nashville to the Eastern conference.


I second that. If not Milwaukee, how about Kansas City having an expansion team (like they had before) or Houston (i.e. the Aeros) or Iowa?

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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
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KC built an arena on speculation of getting a team, and made a run at the Penguins several years ago.

They'd plug into the Western Conference nicely.

Unfortunately, I don't think there is an ownership group in place. The Owner of the new Vegas franchise is paying a HUGE expansion fee...


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KC built an arena on speculation of getting a team, and made a run at the Penguins several years ago.

They'd plug into the Western Conference nicely.

Unfortunately, I don't think there is an ownership group in place. The Owner of the new Vegas franchise is paying a HUGE expansion fee...


Kansas City discovered, in the process, that the Sprint Center would actually MAKE money by NOT having a "major league" tenant. They've generally been right, even if you could count KU games held there as "Major League." So there is NO prospective owner willing to fulfill heightened KC revenue demands.

After all these years, Seattle approved a plan where (the still named but rights no longer being paid by) Key Arena will (again) be gutted and internally rebuilt, with a Tim Leiweke-led group in charge of the rebuild and David Bonderman and Jerry Bruckheimer seeking to bring an NHL team to Seattle. This while the new owners of the Houston Rockets are showing interest in NHL. If Houston pans out, figure one expansion team and one relocation target for the Arizona Coyotes (who are still trying to squeeze another new arena out of the Valley of the Sun) down the road. In Seattle, it'll probably be a year before ground is broken.


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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:33 pm 
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Seattle or Houston both look like attractive markets.

Can the Rockets building accommodate a 200' rink ?

It seems obvious that the NHL is wanting to add Team #32 (to the Western Conference) in the next few years.

Seattle (which still needs to build a rink) has a longer lead time, so their prospective owners need to be sucking up NOW, and get that franchise awarded to them, and then break ground ASAP.


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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
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Pounder - Looks like you scooped this !

ESPN is reporting that the Bruckenheimer group has been invited to apply for the expansion franchise.

Reported expansion fee - $650 million ! (that's a nice $20+ million for the existing franchises).

So it looks like Seattle has the inside track, unless they balk at that fee....
(Hell, Jerry can just knock out another "Pirates of the Carribean" movie).


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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
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You know what? Forget my earlier post about the Admirals. The other day, I was reading an ESPN article on how they'd realign the division if/when the league expands to Seattle. This inspired me to come up realigned divisions. I also added in a couple relocations for good measure, by relocating the Arizona Coyotes to Saskatoon and the Florida Panthers to Quebec City. For the cherry on top, I'll be using the old school division names.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Adams Division: Quebec Nordiques, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Mapleleafs, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils.

Patrick Division: Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Norris Division: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, St.Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets, Saskatoon Riders.

Smythe Division: Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Steelheads, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Vegas Golden Knights, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames.


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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
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IlliniFan04 wrote:
You know what? Forget my earlier post about the Admirals. The other day, I was reading an ESPN article on how they'd realign the division if/when the league expands to Seattle. This inspired me to come up realigned divisions. I also added in a couple relocations for good measure, by relocating the Arizona Coyotes to Saskatoon and the Florida Panthers to Quebec City. For the cherry on top, I'll be using the old school division names.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Adams Division: Quebec Nordiques, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Mapleleafs, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils.

Patrick Division: Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Norris Division: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, St.Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets, Saskatoon Riders.

Smythe Division: Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Steelheads, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Vegas Golden Knights, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames.


First off, Quebec just got ignored despite having a new building. They will be again. And Saskatoon is a serious pipe dream.

Second, the current divisions are not an accident. They are TV-driven, and they're much more than likely to stay in the general sphere of where they are now. Two ETZ divisions, one CTZ division (with Colorado), one PTZ division (with Calgary and Edmonton).

HOWEVER...

...the latest rumor is as follows.

Seattle owners will pay $650 million for expansion. That amount still stuns me BTW.

The Calgary ownership will abandon the Saddledome and find their way to Houston, where new Rockets ownership is showing interest.

Then the Coyotes go to Calgary. Whether or not the Saddledome gets replaced in the process may or may not be material given the singular despair in Arizona.

Subject to change, of course.


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 Post subject: Re: NHL Realignment News
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:54 pm 
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Vegas paid something like $530 mill for team #31.
Guess the NHL figured they could stick it to Jerry Bruckheimer.
Team name will be "Seattle Pirates of the Caribbean".
Other possibilities: "Seattle Bad Boys", "CSI: Seattle"

DIDJA know - in 1917, the "Seattle Metropolitans" actually won the Stanley Cup !

Quebec is an OK location, small market but rabid fan base. Support for old Nordiques was solid.
They were given lip service, because team #32 needed to go into Western Conference plain and simple, and they weren't about to slide Detroit or Columbus back to west.
If league expands beyond 32, Quebec will get fair consideration.

Realignment - don't see the Eastern Divisions being touched although the Florida / Tampa thing is rather weird.
They are remote from other 14 Eastern teams, so I suppose it didn't matter where they went.

West natural groupings -
Seattle, Vancouver (2)
Edmonton, Calgary (2)
San Jose, LA Kings, Anaheim (3)
Arizona, Vegas (2)
Colorado (1)
Dallas, St. Louis, Nashville, Chicago, Minnesota, Winnipeg (6)
(Winnipeg is due north of Minnesota).

My guess is that you have to split up Arizona and Vegas.

If as Pounder hypothesizes, Arizona goes away and a team pops up in Houston, that simplifies everything.
Can the Houston Rockets' building accommodate a 200 ft. long rink ?
When the Coyotes originally moved into the Phoenix Suns' basketball-only facility, it was ridiculous how the hockey goals sat almost underneath the upper deck....


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