Originally posted on Razzball Hockey  |  Last updated 12/6/11
Make no mistake, the new NHL realignment will be dominating hockey media for the next few days.  I gotta admit it’s a pretty radical change in the structuring of the league.  Geographically it makes sense, but what I don’t like is the fact that, essentially, you have a setup where the 14 “East Coast” teams get 8 playoff spots while the 16 teams West of Pittsburgh get 8 Playoff spots too.  EAST COAST BIAS!  Naw I’m not gonna pull that card, wouldn’t that technically make me a West Coast Elitist?  Is there such a thing?  Ah whatever bottom line is some teams (and fans) aren’t going to be happy no matter what kind of realignment you do.  And of course since we are all about fantasy hockey anyway this will be the last time you hear me say the R word.  It should have little to no meaning on valuing players for fantasy purposes, so suck on that Bettman! Phil Kessel – RW (Tor):  I threw in the towel weeks ago in my fight to declare Kessel overrated and a great sell-high candidate.  Turn
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