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Bring back the Division names?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:07 pm
 


Since 1993 we've had these geographic division and conference names in the NHL. This still pisses me off. Bettman said the names were confusing to "Non-Traditional" fans.....translation....Americans.

Ya know, if "new fans" (Americans) are confused by the names, maybe they should try and be real fans and learn who and why those names were used. I think they took away the connection to where the game came from when they did that.

Adams Division....... Charles Francis Adams, the founder of the Boston Bruins
Patrick Division..... Named after Lester Patrick. He and his brother Frank,
probably more than any others, shaped hockey to the game
we know and love.
Norris Division...... James E. Norris. Founder of the Detroit Redwings.
Smythe Division...... Conn Smythe. Founder of the Toronto Maple Leafs
and built Maple Leaf Gardens in just five months at the
height of the depression.

We should bring those names back. We'll need two more names though from hockey's history with the number of divisions we have now. Who else should be honored?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:51 pm
 


Hmmm...New names?

The Neilson Division
The Dandurand Division


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:54 pm
 


Richard would be cool....Both Maurice and Henri


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:06 am
 


Hyack wrote:
Richard would be cool....Both Maurice and Henri

But then we'd have to listen to the non-traditionalists pronounce it wrong all the time... Rich'erd instead of Rish'ard.

Gordie Howe and Scotty Bowman Divisions for their success and longevity.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:28 am
 


The Plante Division......and the the LaFleur Division? :lol: or better yet the MacDonald Division....moustaches mandatory. Unfortunately they'd get the stuffing kicked out of them if they played in the Campbell Conference.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:42 am
 


I've been watching the NHL since 1968 and I really disliked those old names... I much prefer the regional names. They make much more sense to me as any league is going to be aligned and organized by geography and region anyway...

A Canadian Division would be cool... but travel costs probably prevents it... Besides the East / West alignment names were used prior to the Wales & Campbells Conference names... In 1968 when the NHL expanded from 6 to 12 teams to create the Eastern & Western divisions....


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:19 pm
 


The only thing about the names I didn't like was how they were arranged. The Smythe Division was in the Campbell Conference even though he founded the Leafs. The Patrick was about as far east as you could get and they founded the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, not to mention brought in the forward pass into the game. Heck, Frank Patrick played and coached Vancouver's only Stanley Cup winning team the Millionaires in 1915 led by Cyclone Taylor. They also built the first artificial ice surface in Canada when they built the Denman Arena in Vancouver in 1911.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:52 pm
 


QBC wrote:
Hmmm...New names?

The Neilson Division
The Dandurand Division


Take your pick from any of those listed below:

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