With the Atlanta Thrashers no more and having the Winnipeg Jets in the Southeast Division, the NHL has decided that major realignment is worth doing. According to league sources, the commissioner and others in the league office are trying to decide how to realign the league. Here is the one that has the most steam behind it.
1. Have 2 conferences with 4 divisions. 15 teams in each conference. The Divisions would break down as follows:
I don't like the split here. I would move Detroit back to the Midwest. I would Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Philly into the South. And finally I would put New York Islanders, Rangers, and New Jersey in the East.
Here are other realignment proposals.
I am glad that the NHL will realign the teams into different divisions after this year. It will be interesting to say the least about which team goes into which conference.