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Old 09-29-2015, 08:52 AM
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Originally Posted by Stubblejumper View Post
You guys might be waiting a while - neither team looks to a serious contender for the next several years.
The Canadiens are definitely serious contenders. They have a roster full of talent on all ends.
Coaching staff just needs to optimize the lines in order to be fully efficient.
Last season, they pretty much wasted Galchenyuk and Eller's skills.

Between Pacioretty, Gallagher, Galchenyuk and Eller (heck, even Plekanek when he wants to) they have more than enough depth up front.
Their defense is no problem either, and goaltending is stellar.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Joke Insurance View Post
Then move the Red Wings back to the west?
The Red Wings hated being in the Western Conference, due to the fact they are in the Eastern Time Zone and the majority if their road games started way too late to watch on TV. They have been trying for a long time to get into the Eastern Conference, so I don't see them switching conferences any time soon. The Blue Jackets would switch back to the Western Conference before Detroit does.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:27 PM
Location: East Side St. Paul
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Originally Posted by Joke Insurance View Post
Do any of you think that teams in these places (listed in the article) could be successful all the way around?
  • Kingston - East Central Ontario
  • Halifax
  • Saint John - Moncton
  • Sherbrooke
  • Sudbury - Thunder Bay
  • Saskatoon
Saskatoon, maybe. That's like Oil/Flame/Jet country though and even probably some 'Nucks folks there too. Not to mention the Juniors and I can't remember if they did get an AHL team but whatever team they have there below the NHL (whether that's ECHL or AHL I can't remember)

It would be difficult - perhaps impossible. Winnipeg is the coldest city on the planet with a population over 700K (I was there in Winter, and think about walking into a grocery freezer and a lot colder than that) and I don't think a lot of big timers want to be there.

So getting FAs to Saskatoon would be even tougher I suspect (half the size city?). But they could sell out every game I believe - think of that team like Green Bay - it would be crazy if a franchise came to Saskatoon...as I said, if they ever won a Cup they would be like the Packers of the NHL.
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