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Hotstove and Friedman report that the NHL’s new realingment plan would put the Red Wings in the East
by George Malik on 02/23/13 at 10:02 PM ET
George here...I was watching the Red Wings-Predators game when Paul informed me that the Satellite Hotstove crew on Hockey Night in Canada discussed realignment, and Elliotte Friedman, the Red Wings would find themselves in the Eastern Conference!
According to Friedman, the NHL's run the following four "conferences" by every NHl team, and will present the following plan to the GM's shortly--and we will post the video of the Hotstove discussion when it's available (Paul will, I'm watching the game)...
Division A: Detroit, Boston, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Toronto
Division B: Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington;
Division C: Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis, Winnipeg;
Division D: Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Jose.
This is all preliminary stuff, but that's apparently the NHL's plan...And the imbalanced conferences will probably include a "wild card" playoff play-in.
added 10:13pm, Watch the video of the Hotstove discussion.
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