I don't know what's gotten into Florida this year, but they're playing with a tremendous amount of energy and drive. They're out skating opponents every night. They blew past SJ on Saturday, now they're working Washington tonight.
Phoenix moving seems to be making sense, considering that the two Eastern divisions have 7 clubs each and the two Western divisions have 8 clubs each. Moving Phoenix to an Eastern division whenever they relocate will even things up.
As for the playoff format, it will be a divisional format in the first two rounds, just as it used to be. The prevailing division winners will then faceoff in the Conference Finals.
Every team in the NHL will now play a home-and-home series against Eastern teams as well.