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The next change in conference arrangements will almost certainly be a major realignment. These are the things to keep in mind:

NHL Teams by Time Zone:

Pacific: Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Vancouver <- these four teams will not be split from one another
Mountain: Phoenix, Colorado, Calgary, Edmonton <- these four teams will not be split from one another
Central: Dallas, St. Louis, Nashville, Chicago, Minnesota, Winnipeg <-these six teams will not be split from one another

Eastern: All the rest (seventeen teams in all, too many even for a half-league conference, these teams will have to be split from one another)

Relevant Rivalries for any realignment:

Chicago-Detroit
Philadelphia-Pittsburgh-New York Rangers-New York Islanders-New Jersey
Boston-Montreal-Toronto-Buffalo-Ottawa

Those groups of teams will only be split from one another if the league has no other choice.

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