The NHL Gets Something (Sort of) Right

Categories: Hockey, Playoffs, and Sports.

The NHL Board of Governors just approved this realignment plan. I am, for the most part, all for it. The plan was necessitated by the Thrashers moving from Atlanta to Winnipeg. Back in May of 2011, I discussed the problems for the current six-division system. Since the move, the Zombie Thrashers have been playing in the Southeast Division, about 2500km away from their nearest divisional “rival.” This new plan deals with that problem. There are now four divisions: Division A includes the all the most western teams, save Colorado; Division B includes the Avalanche plus most teams that could be Read More