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Charlotte Checkers Moving to Eastern Conference 2017-18 Season

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FINALLY!!!

 

http://gocheckers.com/articles/features/checkers-move-to-eastern-conference-for-2017-18-season

 

As part of the AHL’s new divisional alignment announced by the league today, the Charlotte Checkers will be moving to the Eastern Conference for the 2017-18 season.

Charlotte, which last season played in the Central Division of the Western Conference, will now compete in the Atlantic Division along with Bridgeport (New York Islanders), Hartford (New York Rangers), Hershey (Washington Capitals), Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia Flyers), Providence (Boston Bruins), Springfield (Florida Panthers) and Wilkes-Barre Scranton (Pittsburgh Penguins).

The rest of Charlotte’s schedule will be made up of Eastern Conference teams from the North Division, including Belleville (Ottawa Senators), Binghamton (New Jersey Devils), Laval (Montreal Canadiens), Rochester (Buffalo Sabres), Syracuse (Tampa Bay Lightning), Toronto (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Utica (Vancouver Canucks), meaning that the Checkers will play an entirely new group of teams next season.

Next season will mark the Checkers’ first in the East since their inaugural AHL campaign in 2010-11 – one that still holds up as the team’s best in terms of regular-season points percentage (.606) and longest playoff run (conference finals).

The format for the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs will be finalized by the Board of Governors at its Annual Meeting in Hilton Head Island, S.C., July 2-6, and the complete playing schedule for the 2017-18 regular season, which begins Oct. 6, will be announced this summer.

Edited by hopper915

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There goes my weak theory (and hope) of Charlotte being a precursor to the Hurricanes being moved to the West in the NHL.  Seriously though, good move.

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Realm, why do you want the Canes in the West? Travel would be a *edit*. Yes the Metro is strong now, but this ebbs and flows, and as the Canes young players reach their peak, the window for some Metro teams (Washington, Pittsburgh, maybe the Rangers) should begin to close. Also, I fear a Canes team with a western schedule could be a precursor to relocation to a city in the west. Plus I follow the East much more than the west, and know a lot more about the teams and players we see most.

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bdc, are you ok? You'd better reread realm's comment? Hint: I think there is sarcasm there? Either that or you need to eat another Snickers bar, lol

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