Owner Chipman Loves Realignment

Nation World HQ
December 06 2011 06:15PM


When Winnipeg Jets chairman and governor, Mark Chipman,  walked into the Matt Frost Media Centre deep in the bowels of MTS Centre on Tuesday night, there was only one question worth asking: "Is there any part of this realignment deal you don't like?"

Chipman paused, but not for long. He looked back at his inquisitor and said: "No. Maybe it would be better if the conferences had the same number of teams... but I am not suggesting there should be expansion.

"I thought about that question coming over here tonight. And no, there is nothing about this realignment I don't like."

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NHL Realignment Approved

Jonathan Willis
December 05 2011 10:02PM

The NHL announced last night that its Board of Governors were able to come to an agreement on a realignment of the league, one that will abolish the current East/West system and instead create four different conferences.

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The Norris Division is back!

Dean Belanger
December 05 2011 08:08PM

So the answer is yes, history does repeat itself. As per NHL.com the board of governors must have been in a good mood and actually did something that makes sense. No word yet on how many birdie puts were drained today...

Jets new division pending Player Association approval will consist of:

Detroit, Columbus, Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago, Minnesota, Dallas and Winnipeg

Story is here - rejoice!

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The Forbes List: Why Is It Never Challenged?

Nation World HQ
December 05 2011 02:32PM


What I love most about the annual Forbes Magazine “Values of NHL Franchises” list is how the international mainstream media covers it as if it’s legitimate.

Because google is my friend, I checked out 30 different international media outlets and found the reporting almost equal at every stop. Not one outlet looked at the numbers and said, “Really? You believe this number and this ranking? You really believe that? Really?”

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Nation Network Hockey Pool, December 4th Edition

Jonathan Willis
December 04 2011 10:56PM

Martin Brodeur is killing my team, and the teams of a bunch of different entrants. His zero shutouts and 0.879 SV% give him a pool value of -52.5, by far the worst of any current player. Nobody carrying him on their team is in the top-25 this week.

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