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NHL Approves New Four-conference Format For Next Season

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01-02-2012, 05:44 AM
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Follow-up on my post about small-scale realignment every three seasons ...

Alignment 2012: The NHL decides to go with an Original Six division for three years, likely to be broken up after that. Hey, why not? Shake things up for a bit, and it'd be a fun thing for the fans. Five divisions of six teams each, I'll leave the naming of these divisions up to more creative minds. Division rivals play four times, and everybody else plays twice or four times.

Boston Bruins
Chicago Blackhawks
Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs

This would leave a glut of Eastern teams that would have to be put together. Luckily, they're mostly existing rivals with each other.

Buffalo Sabres
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Washington Capitals

And the left-overs division, with the star-power of the Pens to prop it up (hey, somebody has to play that role in this alignment)

Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
Nashville Predators
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning

The Midwestern teams, minus Chicago & Detroit
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Phoenix Coyotes
St. Louis Blues
Winnipeg Jets

The Western-most teams, this division will be the one unlikely to change at any point
Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
Vancouver Canucks

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