Inspired by the 'Yotes Bankruptcy thread, I started writing out this long opinion of mine and realized it had enough valid points it could become its own debate... and that means its own thread worthy. So here Goes; I agree with the whole concept of Conference reform. I mean there needs to be some changes in that. D-Town needs to go to the East, simple as that. I wouldnt mind if Columbus got moved around either along with some other Central Division Clubs. I mean it seems like the line that splits the East and West is just screwed, its illogical and its outdated. How 'bout do something like Baseball or even the NFL? Ya know.... National League / American League | NFC / AFC. I mean lets face it, East / West is nothing more than an outdated idea that doesnt work, take for instance when I'm watching the Western Conference First Round Playoffs and I have to tune in to the game on Eastern Standard time :eyebrow:. So how 'bout we get this fixed, I'd fully be behind them bringing back the "Wales Conferences & Campbell Conference". Then just have a mix/match like what goes on in the other major leagues. Try to keep some of the major Rivalries together and all that goodness but lets face it there are just some clubs that dont have any major rivalries worth saving... or even better, Rivalries that can be made better by this (think Tampa Bay / Calgary). Honestly the only reason its Eastern/Western is because of previous monetary and travel restrictions. Same reason we had White Jerseys at Home and Dark Jerseys away (easier to clean white jerseys while home than on the road). So now that Travel expenses are much cheaper since Airline Deregulations... NHL Clubs can obviously travel for much cheaper than they could back in the day. So I dont feel its all that necessary to cling to the East / West borders anymore. So what do you guys think about that?