Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/5/13

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Red Wings and Bruins didn’t see much of each other in past years, but that’s about to change due to the NHL’s realignment. Detroit not only joins Boston in the Eastern Conference, but they also share the same division, the Atlantic Division, and a rivalry is surely brewing between the two storied clubs. Players and coaches alike are excited about the opportunity to play another Original Six team with regularity, and Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock looks forward to the stiff competition the B’s will provide. Check out the above video to hear more about the B’s thoughts on their new division mates. Filed under: Boston Bruins, Boston Bruins Video, Bruins Face-Off Live, NESN Video, Top Stories, Video

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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