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NHLPA Consents To Realignment

Toronto (March 7, 2013) – NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr issued the following statement this evening:

“After discussions with the Executive Board, the NHLPA has given consent to realignment, to be re-evaluated following the 2014-15 season.” 

added 6:01pm,

NEW YORK (March 7, 2013) -- Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner of the National Hockey League, released the following statement regarding the proposed Plan for Realignment:

"The NHL Players' Association confirmed to us today that it has consented to a revised Plan for Realignment, effective for the 2013-14 season.  Our next step will be to bring the proposed Plan for Realignment to the NHL Board of Governors for its consideration.  We will update the status of the process as future developments warrant."

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SYF's avatar

Oh boy, here we go!

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/07/13 at 05:34 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap!

Posted by Zqto on 03/07/13 at 05:36 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Now the trade talk may heat up, knowing what team is in what conference may allow some teams to make a trade without fear of facing each other 6 or so times next year.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/07/13 at 05:36 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

SYf, your avatar is remarkably fitting for this post…  lol

Posted by Zqto on 03/07/13 at 05:37 PM ET

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I’m surprised the PA did the right thing.  Good for them.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 03/07/13 at 05:43 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

To be re-evaluated after 2014/15 ??????

Maybe by then Lou Lamarillio will figure out a scheme by which the Devils never have to play a game outside of NJ ?

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/07/13 at 05:43 PM ET

perfection's avatar

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/07/13 at 05:36 PM ET

I was thinking about this too recently Paul. Maybe we can make a play for Jack Johnson seeing that Columbus will no longer be in our conference?

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 03/07/13 at 05:48 PM ET

Paul's avatar

But they will be perfection, just a different division.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/07/13 at 05:50 PM ET

SYF's avatar

From TSN:

The divisional re-alignment would be as follows:

Western Conference

Pacific Division: Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and Vancouver.

Mid-West Division: Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg.

Eastern Conference

Central Division: Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Toronto.

Atlantic Division: Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, N.Y. Islanders, N.Y. Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington.

The next thing is:  will there still be home-and-home series with every other team in the other Conference?

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/07/13 at 05:57 PM ET

Paul's avatar

The latest I heard SYF, the home and home is still the plan.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/07/13 at 05:59 PM ET

SYF's avatar

19 sticktaps, Paul.  ‘Preciate that.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/07/13 at 06:01 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Make it SO!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/07/13 at 06:02 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Added NHL statement to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/07/13 at 06:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s been a long time coming. Finally!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/07/13 at 06:05 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Oh please make it so!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/07/13 at 06:11 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Bout flipping time….

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/07/13 at 06:27 PM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

Best. News. Ever!

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 03/07/13 at 06:34 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Snoogens

The NHL: Now with more Canes vs Wings games for me to attend.

... just have to start that whole “saving money” thing now.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/07/13 at 06:41 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Wow, Ottowa (Murray/McLean) and Stevie’s TB in our division, along with MTL, BOS and TOR.  Outstanding!

We’re going to be like the SEC.  tougher comp makes for tough teams.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/07/13 at 07:00 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Florida as well, HTO.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/07/13 at 07:07 PM ET

UMFan's avatar

I’m shocked. For the simple fact that I thought that there was no way on God’s green earth that they would concentrate so many original 6 teams in one division. But God love ‘em. If I was rich, I’d move back to Michigan just for the hockey season.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 03/07/13 at 08:05 PM ET

Guy Legend's avatar

Love it.  Glad to be in a division of 7.  Welcome west Winnipeg.

Posted by Guy Legend on 03/07/13 at 08:20 PM ET

perfection's avatar

But they will be perfection, just a different division.

of course. that’s true. I guess it increases the chances of trade with them by a little? Bouwmeester in Calgary on the other hand…

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 03/07/13 at 08:43 PM ET

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hmmm so where is the tin foil Bettman conspiracy talk now?

Posted by timbits on 03/07/13 at 10:01 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Give it time, Timbits.

I look forward to a year with few super late night starts. I also like seeing Buffalo so often.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 03/07/13 at 11:58 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Haha - imagine that, HHD had a preconceived notion about the NHLPA that turned out to be counterfactual. In other news, the sun rose in the morning and set in the evening.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 03/07/13 at 11:59 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Central Division: Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Toronto.

Looks like The D better get a big, mean winger before next season. Me thinks the Stache would fit in excellently.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/08/13 at 08:44 AM ET

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