Wilderness Walk: Wild vs. Flames
The NHL Board of Governors voted to realign the conferences in the NHL last week, but there was a peculiarity to their official scenario - the teams in Florida state were cut off from the rest of their conference. So the Raw Charge Question of the Week is, what do you think about the Tampa Bay Lightning and the 2012 NHL realignment scenario?
It will be good for our fans. From the business side, getting Toronto and Montreal and Boston to come to our building is really good for us. Travel is the negative, but hopefully we can work around it. ... The travel is not exactly easy to Winnipeg in our division this year, so we're dealing with it. If this is what is best for the overall competitive League balance, then I'm OK with it.
Take a look at the four-division proposal they'll be voting on this week at the Winter Meetings. And then vote in the poll.
The four division plan proposal would replace the Eastern and Western Conference format and return to the four division format used in the 1980s. What do you think of this plan?