Posts in category "NHL Realignment"

Blackhawks, Red Wings series a perfect end to division rivalry

Blackhawks, Red Wings series a perfect end to division rivalry
Back in the early 2000s, my wife Hope and I had just met.  Before we were “dating”, we were just new friends who both loved the Blackhawks.  We had never been able to find anyone to tag along to games with us before we knew each other, so we’d often go alone.  When we met,... Read more »

NHL's realignment plan divides Hawks from rival Red Wings

NHL's realignment plan divides Hawks from rival Red Wings
If all the whispers are to be believed, the NHL will soon announce it’s realignment plan for the 2013-14 season and beyond.  This weekend, ESPN, TSN, and CBC all broke different parts of the realignment story, but one thing remained constant.  The Blackhawks and Red Wings would no longer be in the same conference, let... Read more »

NHL realignment perfect for fans and rivals

NHL realignment perfect for fans and rivals
Late last night, the NHL’s Board of Directors voted in to action a brand new NHL alignment.  The 30 teams will be divided into four (yet unnamed) conferences. Conference A : Anaheim, Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver Conference B : Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis, Winnipeg Conference C... Read more »
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Predators still don't matter...time to realign NHL

Oh you can feel it in the air.  When the Nashville Predators come to the United Center, throw away the records.  When these rivals clash, it’s old time hockey! Yawn.  So is Gary Bettman’s “rivalry development” working yet?  I didn’t think so.  The Commish was (and still is) convinced that rivalries are coming for teams... Read more »