NHL Realignment On Agenda As Board Of Governors Meets Tuesday

We're not going to have an announcement or even a decision today or likely any time in the near future, but NHL realignment is indeed on the agenda as the NHL's Board of Governors meets in New York City on Tuesday.

Realignment is indeed coming for the 2012-13 NHL season, correcting the placement of the Winnipeg Jets in the Southeast Division for this season, a hold over from their days as the Atlanta Thrashers. We don't know at this point whether a small shift will be made, but considering Winnipeg will almost certainly be changing conferences, there will at least have to be some other changes made for next year.

More via NHL.com:

It's possible that the Board of Governors will discuss changing the structure of the conferences by creating four divisions of seven or eight teams. Columbus, Nashville and Detroit have reportedly expressed an interest in moving to the Eastern Conference.     

Every NHL team wants to have a say in how this process will play out, and their input will matter in the ultimate outcome. Whether or now that's an extreme change or just a few minor tweaks is the real question here.

The NHL hopes to have a decision made by December. 

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