Yeah, that's a part of the reason I want it to happen. I've always hated those Mountain/Pacific time zone games and I think the team would draw better in the Central. Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver with Winnipeg in a division isn't so great for the Winnipeg fans. I completely support Calgary and Edmonton being in the same division to maximize that rivalry but I don't only want to see Canadian teams roll through here and I believe that would negatively impact ticket sales. And Vancouver being in the division currently is just stupid.
I guess if it was MN, Col, Cal, EDM and WPG I'd be ok with it. At least we could play a couple of U.S. based teams on a regular basis. Might even get a rivalry going between MN and WPG.
I'd like to see a more true Central or Midwest division though with Minnesota, Winnipeg, Dallas, St. Louis and someone else; I guess leave St. Louis out of it and bring Calgary/Edmonton. Throw San Jose, Vancouver, LA, Anaheim and Colorado into the Pacific.
Rumors locally are still that it will be the Manitoba Jets if the Coyotes move and the Manitoba Falcons if we get the Thrashers.