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Old 05-18-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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I hope my Islanders don't move anywhere. I would most likely become a Devils fan as I like their style of hockey and I have never hated them like how I hate The Rangers.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I hope my Islanders don't move anywhere. I would most likely become a Devils fan as I like their style of hockey and I have never hated them like how I hate The Rangers.
What if they moved to Brooklyn? I read an article claiming there was interest in having them share the new Nets arena.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:48 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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What if they moved to Brooklyn? I read an article claiming there was interest in having them share the new Nets arena.
That would be a HORRIBLE move...

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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*** This is all fantasy ***

If NHL was to expand to 40 teams with a new alignment and some relocations (talent isn't spread thin, cities can support the team, companies/TV sponsorships galore, etc), here is what I've chosen:

Western Conference, Northwest Division

Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton Oilers
Calgary Flames
Seattle Pilots (formally Anaheim Ducks)
Portland Thorns (expansion team)

Western Conference, Pacific Division

San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
Utah Grizzlies (expansion team) *located in Salt Lake City UT*
San Diego Warriors (expansion team)
Las Vegas Aces (expansion team)

Western Conference, Central Division

Winnipeg Jets
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Minnesota Wild
Kansas City Scouts (formally Phoenix Coyotes)

Western Conference, Great Lakes Division

Detroit Red Wings
Hamilton Harpoons (formally Florida Panthers)
Cleveland Barons (formally Columbus Blue Jackets)
Milwaukee Muskies (expansion team)
Dayton Blades (expansion team)

Eastern Conference, Atlantic Division

New York Rangers
Boston Bruins
New Jersey Devils
Pittsburgh Penguins
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (expansion team) *located in Allentown-Bethlehem PA*

Eastern Conference, Northeast Division

Buffalo Sabres
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
Quebec Nordiques (formally New York Islanders)

Eastern Conference, Appalachian Division

Washington Capitals
Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville Predators
Philadelphia Flyers
Norfolk Admirals (expansion team)

Eastern Conference, Gulf Division

Tampa Bay Lightning
St. Louis Blues
Houston Aeros (formally Dallas Stars)
Austin Bats (expansion team)
Jacksonville Barracudas (expansion team)


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What do you guys think of the new team names? If you don't like some of them, what would you prefer seeing instead? As for the alignments, do you like them? If not, what teams would you switch around and to where?
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The NHL could not survive financially as a 40 team league. The Ducks aren't leaving Anaheim. The Coyotes are staying in Glendale. Las Vegas will never have a pro sports franchise. Hockey went over like a lead balloon in Cleveland (as the Barons).
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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The NHL could not survive financially as a 40 team league. The Ducks aren't leaving Anaheim. The Coyotes are staying in Glendale. Las Vegas will never have a pro sports franchise. Hockey went over like a lead balloon in Cleveland (as the Barons).
Did you not read the first sentence? I said this was a fantasy idea
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Did you not read the first sentence? I said this was a fantasy idea
I did. I also read your last sentence.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Quebec City.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I think the Blue Jackets should move to Cleveland. Cleveland should have been in the discussion for that team in the first place. When people say that the Barons failure (from the 70s) is justification for never giving Cleveland another NHL team, consider that the Barons were just horribly operated, the team was awful, and there were issues with the arena. Also, the Barons didn't even play in Cleveland, but in Richfield, a good 20 miles south. Right between Cleveland and Akron, which I guess in theory would draw from both cities, but it was really too far for either cities to be effective. There is also absolutely nothing in the area, it's just off the highway. I think if you put a team in Quicken Loans arena right downtown, it would be another great draw and the city would embrace it. There are lots of hockey fans in Cleveland. The Lake Erie Monsters had the 3rd highest AHL attendance last year.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: fort worth
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What makes Seattle a big hockey town?
while it was a LONG time ago, seattle has won the Stanley cup.
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