If geographical location is going to mean nothing in terms of who goes where, then why not just re-name the conferences? Something like "American" and "National," but not those names, as it would be confusing to sports-page skimmers. And, "National" refers to the whole league already, even though it's an international league.
People around here are always talking about Detroit moving to the East, but I don't think the NHL would want their top-drawing franchise moving out of the PR-challenged West. I like our new rivalries, anyway...we have scores to settle, if we can ever put together another semi-healthy postseason.
Posted on May 23, 2011, 8:35 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124