NHL Realignment

VIDEO: Gary Bettman Discusses NHL Realignment Plan

Gary Bettman spoke with the media in Pebble Beach, Calif. on Monday evening, where he presented the league's realignment plan as voted on by the NHL's Board of Governors. The plan calls for a new...

NHL Realignment - Some Good, Some Bad

The NHL has approved a realignment plan and a new playoff format for next season. Some of it's good, some of it's bad.

NHL Realignment: Will the New York Islanders Ever See Playoffs?

Under the new approved NHL realignment, the New York Islanders welcome back the orphaned Washington Capitals and the outsider Carolina Hurricanes into a reconstituted Patrick Division. But will they ever make the playoffs with all these big spenders?

NHL Realignment: Minnesota Renews Rivalries With St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit

The NHL's realignment plan has the 30 teams dividing up into four conferences. It aims to reduce travel and promote geographic balance, so Wild fans are happy with the changes.

NHL Realignment: Florida Teams Will Add Travel While Western Teams See Some Balance

Travel was one of the big concerns as we debated NHL realignment, especially for Western Conference teams. As it stands under the new four-conference system, the league will see a bit more balance...

NHL Realignment: Red Wings' Ken Holland Thrilled With 4-Conference Setup

The NHL's Board of Governors voted on Monday night to approve a new four-conference setup that is set to begin with the 2012-13 season. The setup differs from the current one in that rather than...

NHL Realignment: Ex-Thrashers' New Conference Spans Canada To Nashville

Had the Thrashers stuck around, it looks like they could've played in the same conference they'll be in once this FOUR-CONFERENCE system takes hold. Four conferences! What a continent!

NHL Realignment: Nashville Predators to retain rivalry with current Central teams

The NHL's Board of Governors today approved a league realignment to take effect next season which will feature four conferences instead of the current two-conference, three-division format, with the first two rounds of the playoffs taking place within these conferences.

NHL Realignment, A Primer: Four Conferences, Revamped Playoffs Among The Change

NHL realignment is here, and there's a ton of news flying around. Let's break down all the information as easily as we can, first with a look at which teams fall where.  We've posted this map...

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