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06-25-2011, 02:44 PM
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NHL Realignment - Time Zones?

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NHL exec said to expect dramatic realignment in 2012-13. Four time-zone based divisions, two with eight teams, two with seven.
I am trying to think how this works out. As far as I can think, and using the below map, there are 17 teams in the EST Zone, the entire Eastern Conference, Detroit and Columbus. Am I missing anything, how do you see this shaking out. I don't think it would be too different for us, perhaps an extra meeting with Columbus or Detroit, and less with the Atlantic Division rivals due to more teams in the division. My final guess is East is split into 2 divisions, then we get Central + Detroit + Columbus, and finally Mountain/Pacific.

Please check my list, but from my geographic skills, I have the following:

Eastern
Entire Eastern Conference (Edit: 14 teams not including Atlanta anymore...)
Columbus
Detroit

Central
Chicago
Minnesota
Nashville
Winnipeg
Dallas
St. Louis (Edit: Whoops)

Mountain
Calgary
Edmonton
Phoenix
Colorado

Pacific
LA
Anaheim
San Jose
Vancouver




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