Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, San Jose, Anaheim, Colorado, Phoenix
Winnipeg, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, Columbus, Dallas, Minnesota
Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Boston, Buffalo, Florida, Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, NY Rangers, NY Islanders, New Jersey, Carolina, Washington
The teams in 7-team Conference will play each other 6 times. Teams in 8-team Conference will play some 5, some 6 inside Conference.
The first two rounds of playoffs will be played within each conference (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3).
EDIT: Correction… the realignment has been voted on and passed by the Board of Governors, but still needs NHLPA approval.
Some new tweets:
Elliott Friedman “1. Re-alignment requires NHLPA approval. 2. Playoff format for 3rd rd and beyond still not finalized. GMs to determine.”
Andy Strickland: “League source: ‘don’t get caught up in two confereces having 7 vs two having 8 teams…NHL may expand to 32 teams and all 4 will have 8 #NHL'”
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