The wait is finally over! Detroit Red Wings fans can rejoice and celebrate. No more worries about staying up late to watch games at 10 p.m. or even at 10:30 p.m. As Duncan Keith Jersey you know, those games don't end until about 1 a.m. From now on, the majority of Wings games will be starting in the Eastern Time zone (7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.), which is great for fans.
All I can say is, it's about time. This should not have taken so long. It is nerve wracking trying to stay up that late to see the Wings play, especially with me being a college student Ã¢Â�Â� I need plenty of rest, so I can't watch late Wings games. In that case, I would have to wait until the next morning to watch the highlights on Ã¢Â�Â�NHL Overtime.Ã¢Â�Â�
It was so pleasing to hear that the NHLPA and the NHL Board of Governors finally decided to approve the new realignment. That means I can enjoy seeing Wings games earlier on a school night rather than waiting to see only highlights the next morning. The other great news is that I will be able to see the Wings play all 30 teams.
I couldn't believe the NHL took this long to realize that the schedule had to be balanced out. It is very redundant to see the Wings play teams like Columbus six times a year (three on the road and three at home). Come on, really? Wouldn't you rather see every team Dustin Byfuglien Jersey as compared to the same team in your own division? Yes, it is understandable that you must play teams in your division more, but does it make sense to have teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins or Washington Capitals not come in to the Joe Louis Arena at least once a year? We are talking about not being able to see players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, or Alex Ovechkin at the Joe.
I guess the NHL took a page from the NBA book. The NBA has a balanced 82- game schedule, meaning every team in the NBA will come to play the Detroit Pistons out at the Palace of Auburn Hills at least once every season. Now ED Belfour Jersey the NHL will duplicate that with their own balanced 82-game schedule starting next season.
Ã¢Â�Â�One of the things that was really important to us was a matrix that had a home-and-home with every team in the other conference,Ã¢Â�Â� said Red Wings General Manger Ken Holland. Ã¢Â�Â�So, even though we're heading East, we're still thrilled that we're going to play all the teams in the Western Conference home-and-home.Ã¢Â�Â�
As the playoffs go, it is another win favoring Wings players and fans. The Wings will not have to travel out to the different time zones during the playoffs unless they advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. So there won't be any more late games for the Wings in the playoffs, especially if it goes past regulation and into overtime.
In the playoffs, there are no 5-minute overtimes or shootouts. It is a sudden death match up. The game keeps going on until someone scores.
Overall, the realignment makes perfect sense and pleases Glean Hall Jersey a lot of the Wings players and fans including myself. Kudos to the NHL and NHLPA for finally creating easier travel loads for Wings players and more convenience for the fans by moving out to the Eastern Conference.20130401basicyazhi