On Monday, the NHL announced a radical new alignment of their league, which will create four seperate conferences and cut down on the travel of some Western Conference teams while increasing the travel of some Eastern Conference teams.
The St. Louis Blues will be a part of a conference that will include old time rivals like the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, new rivals like the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild, and will be rounded out with the Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Winnipeg Jets.
The new NHL alignment should be favorable for Blues fans who believe in rivalries.
USA Today has raised the question as to what the new conferences should be named. Many believe, even while geographically arranged, that the conferences should be named after former NHL legends. USA Today throws around names like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Gordie Howe as players who should have a NHL conference named after them.
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