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    Fair, but Arizona would probably hate the move - Vegas is a natural rival, and people in Phoenix view Los Angeles as a rival from when the Phoenix Suns were good (I lived in Arizona for 3 years). Could be the death knell for hockey in the desert... already a perennial bottom feeder in attendance.

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    Arizona should just fold already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Arizona should just fold already
    Easy fix. Move them to Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Arizona should just fold already
    I never understood why they try so hard to keep the team there. Their attendance is a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Easy fix. Move them to Houston.

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    Aeros 2.0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Easy fix. Move them to Houston.
    will layla bed help?
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    I agree

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    Could move Colorado to the Pacific, and Calgary + Edmonton to Central. Colorado, Calgary, and Edmonton log a lot of miles, so maybe something can be done to reduce their travel.

    https://www.ontheforecheck.com/2017/...super-schedule
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    Quote Originally Posted by fletch View Post
    Could move Colorado to the Pacific, and Calgary + Edmonton to Central. Colorado, Calgary, and Edmonton log a lot of miles, so maybe something can be done to reduce their travel.

    https://www.ontheforecheck.com/2017/...super-schedule
    That seems overcomplicated - and St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas, Minnesota - are all further away from those cities than Seattle, Vancouver, and Winnipeg, so I'm not really sure it solves the travel thing.

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    NHL Expansion to Seattle in 2021 is Official

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    Rangers better start planning their contracts for the expansion draft. Hopefully they wont be screwed with losing one of these young guys.

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    They control their own destiny. Completely. They have exactly two players under contract right now for the draft (Zibanejad, Skjei).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    They control their own destiny. Completely. They have exactly two players under contract right now for the draft (Zibanejad, Skjei).
    But Shattenkirk, Staal, Smith and Lundqvist are tying up 4 spots, do to NMC, M-NMC.
    Obviously its early to speculate but they should be aware of the expansion draft after next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Heaven View Post
    But Shattenkirk, Staal, Smith and Lundqvist are tying up 4 spots, do to NMC, M-NMC.
    Obviously its early to speculate but they should be aware of the expansion draft after next season.
    Not for 2021. They are all UFA that summer.
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    Vegas being exempt from this draft is crazy. They can play major spoiler to the incoming Seattle club bound for their own division by playing trading partner for players other clubs don't want to risk exposing (and losing for nothing). And they can probably even low-ball those teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Vegas being exempt from this draft is crazy. They can play major spoiler to the incoming Seattle club bound for their own division by playing trading partner for players other clubs don't want to risk exposing (and losing for nothing). And they can probably even low-ball those teams.
    Great take. The league could have just allowed Vegas to protect 1-2 extra players, regardless of position. Ranger mgmt should be taking advantage of any opportunity that might arise due to an overload on other teams. It is the NMCs that create more issues than one might expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Not for 2021. They are all UFA that summer.
    ah yes you are correct sir, got my years mixed up.
    WTF how can Vegas be exempt?
    Arizona to the Central Division

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    For instance, we may have no goalie to protect. We could even hide a vet for some team.

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    They'll have a goalie to protect. Hank probably signs a short extension. And if they don't they'll simply sign one to do so (Georgiev).


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    This is great. Seattle is the perfect location (finally) for an expansion. Cool city. Good fan base.

    They'd be smart to have the same colors as the seahawks and go with a simple name. "Sounders" "Mariners" "Seahawks" are all very simple, yet strong. Keep it in that same vein.

    Kracken is kinda whack in my opinion. I like Sockeyes best out of the names that have bene tossed out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    This is great. Seattle is the perfect location (finally) for an expansion. Cool city. Good fan base.

    They'd be smart to have the same colors as the seahawks and go with a simple name. "Sounders" "Mariners" "Seahawks" are all very simple, yet strong. Keep it in that same vein.

    Kracken is kinda whack in my opinion. I like Sockeyes best out of the names that have bene tossed out.
    Easy. Buy the rights to the Whalers name. Can use the same colors.

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