Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Divisive Divisions

NHL.com has an ongoing report from the GM meetings in Florida and there's an interesting look today at the Southeast Division GMs and how they are approaching the trade deadline. It seems our little division is gaining interest daily as the lead changes hands at breakneck speed and we move closer and closer to February 26.

Buried among the enigmatic quotes and underhanded swipes at the Southeast, though, is an interesting fact: the Thrashers have picked up 25 points within the division, two better than Carolina, Washington and Florida. Tampa has 22 divisional points.

If you look around the league, no other division has such a small discrepancy - just another way that this division is becoming increasingly tough down the line, and something else to think about with a stretch of seven straight against the division coming up at the end of the season.

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