New NHL Realignment Talk on the Hotstove

New NHL Realignment Talk on the Hotstove

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USATSI_7692312_154224518_lowresLast night on Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove segment, Elliotte Friendman and the panel discuss a new proposed realignment

Below is a look at the potential realignment.

Conf. A Conf. B Conf. C Conf. D
Carolina Boston Chicago Anaheim
Columbus Buffalo Colorado Calgary
New Jersey Detroit Dallas Edmonton
NY Islanders Florida Minnesota Los Angeles
NY Rangers Montreal Nashville Phoenix
Philadelphia Ottawa St. Louis San Jose
Pittsburgh Tampa Bay Winnipeg Vancouver
Washington Toronto

For the two conferences that have eight teams, there could be a wild-card game.

In December of 2011, the NHL had come up with the below realignment plan, but the NHLPA did not approve of it.

Conf. A Conf. B Conf. C Conf. D
Anaheim Chicago Boston Carolina
Calgary Columbus Buffalo New Jersey
Colorado Dallas Florida New York Islanders
Edmonton Detroit Montreal New York Rangers
Los Angeles Minnesota Ottawa Philadelphia
Phoenix Nashville Tampa Bay Pittsburgh
San Jose St. Louis Toronto Washington
Vancouver Winnipeg