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AHL Realignment for 2018-2019: Big Change for Monsters

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August 14, 2018 at 9:52am

Has anyone else seen this?  I just noticed it for the first time and the league's realignment is a big change for the Monsters.

2017-2018 Monsters were in the Central Division of the Western Conference.  Our divisional opponents were: Grand Rapids (300 miles), Chicago (350 miles), Milwaukee (430 miles), Rockford IL (430 miles), Iowa (650 miles), Manitoba (1200 miles)

2018-2019 Monsters are in the North Division of the Eastern Conference.  Our divisional opponents are: Rochester (260 miles), Toronto (290 miles), Syracuse (335 miles), Binghamton (360 miles), Utica (380 miles), Belleville ONT (400 miles), Laval (590 miles)

The difference is 6 Central Time Zone games this year vs 9 Mountain/Pacific Time Zone Games and 25 Central Time Zone Games.  And a boat load less travel! 

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