Once again the NHL is trying to come up with a realignment of conferences/divisions.
The latest proposal would eliminate divisional play and create four conferences. Here are the proposed new conferences.
Columbus Blue Jackets
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
While the two conferences out west seem to make sense to me, the two in the east seem very odd. What stands out to me are the following...
Florida and Tampa Bay versus Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.
Columbus and Detroit NOT in the same conference.
New York Islanders and New York Rangers NOT in the same conference as the Buffalo Sabres.
What are your thoughts on the proposed realignment? Comment below...