Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

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Rename the new Penguisn division

Atlantic Division
6
12%
Lemeiux Division
11
21%
Patrick Division
24
46%
Appalachian Mountain Division
1
2%
Sell the naming rights
8
15%
Other
2
4%
 
Total votes : 52

Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:11 pm

penny lane wrote:
But the Atlantic Division is now the Metropolitan Division.

Sidney Crosby, upon hearing his division is now named the Metropolitan: "Is it really?" (Listen to our exchange here, via Stephen Whyno).


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck- ... 40888.html


How do you name a division that covers Canada to Florida?


You don't name them geographically... :roll:

Seriously though, North American hockey has a tradition of naming things after influential figures. Article makes some good points, but odd they wouldn't seek opinions from owners/NHLPA. I'd support a Lidstrom Division, even if I hate the wings....
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby DelPen on Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:12 pm

I see why they waited until Friday to release this. Having Detroit, Buffalo and Toronto in the Atlantic makes as little sense as just keeping them in the NE and having FL and TB just be out of whack.
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby penny lane on Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:13 pm

Mid-atlantic would have been fine.
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Steve Dave on Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:47 pm

So Gay!
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Mr. Colby on Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:03 pm

Should have gone with the Middle East division
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby no name on Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Naming it the original Patrick Adams Norris Smythe would look a lot better than this. Love how none of the Atlantic divisions teams are now in the Atlantic??

I honestly would of preferred A B C D.

Maybe North South East and West. Wait the NHL couldn't even do that right by placing 2 Florida teams in the old North Eastern Division.

NHL proves why we are a "nitch" sport.
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Gaucho on Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:13 pm

Steve Dave wrote:So Gay!


The So Gay Division?
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Mr. Colby on Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:15 pm

lol at Nitch sport
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Nice to see that the Big Ten division naming committee is still getting work. Just awful. I'm just going to call it "the Penguin's division".
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Great58 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:01 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:lol at Nitch sport

It's even more marginalized than those niche sports. :pop:
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Dan H on Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:19 pm

Great....... the Pens now play in pretty much "the division with New York in it." Why didn't they just call the other divisions "SoCal," "Missouri," and "Greater Toronto" just to have everything match?
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby ivand87 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:44 pm

The Reacharound Division.

But seriouslyk, pur division should have remained as the Atlantic and the Canada-Southeast division should have just been called the North-South division. Bettman and co. screw up again... :face:
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby cojac on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:08 pm

Metropolitan Areas

Metropolitan Areas with more than 1,000,000 people:

Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA
New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA
Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA MSA
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Metropolitan? <shudder>
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby tnt118 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:49 pm

I mean, I guess I'll get used to it. As much as I'd personally love to see Patrick, Adams, Norris and Smythe used again I agree that those names are far too obscure for a league that's trying to be accessible. But Metropolitan doesn't help with that at all, either.
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby scals37 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:27 pm

this just screams manly, playoff-like hockey
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Froggy on Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:58 pm

I'm going to just refer to it as the "Metroplex Division" because that was a kick ass transformer and is no less ridiculous than the actual name.
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby DudeMan2766 on Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:05 pm

Froggy wrote:a kick ass transformer.

That's redundant
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Antonio on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:41 pm

does anyone know why they made an uneven number of teams in each conference?
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Crankshaft on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:50 pm

ivand87 wrote:The Reacharound Division.

But seriouslyk, pur division should have remained as the Atlantic and the Canada-Southeast division should have just been called the North-South division. Bettman and co. screw up again... :face:


I know that Bettman made mistakes but he's a big reason why the Penguins are still in Pittsburgh. I don't get why people hate him so much.
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby meow on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:59 pm

I'd be more onboard if it were simply called the Metro. At the end of the day, who really cares?
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Factorial on Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:11 pm

Maybe they saw the popularity and universal love for this:

Image

:face:
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby DudeMan2766 on Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:39 am

meow wrote:I'd be more onboard if it were simply called the Metro. At the end of the day, who really cares?


A lot of people. Because its a really stupid name
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby Crankshaft on Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:35 am

Factorial wrote:Maybe they saw the popularity and universal love for this:

Image

:face:


Huh?
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Re: Naming the new Penguins division (w/poll)

Postby skullman80 on Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:46 am

DudeMan2766 wrote:
meow wrote:I'd be more onboard if it were simply called the Metro. At the end of the day, who really cares?


A lot of people. Because its a really stupid name


In the grand scheme of things though, how much does a division name matter? I would say... like just about as close to not at all as you can get.
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