Well, it is a small tweak for the realignment plan that the NHLPA wasn't happy about. Here are the 4 Conferences:
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
The Western side was easy to figure out. The only way that the Eastern Side makes any sense is if the NHL has decided to make those in Conference 2 travel a little bit more than necessary. I want Columbus to have natural rivals in Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Toronto in their Conference. And nothing says hostility more than those natural geographic neighbors of Tampa Bay and Montreal. This plan needs more tweaking.