Found December 05, 2011 on Puck Drunk Love:
If Chicken Little were a hockey fan, he would be announcing that the sky is indeed falling. In an NHL Board of Governors meeting on Monday night, the group approved a radical realignment to the entire league. Set for the start of the 2012-2013 season, the plan would eliminate both the Eastern and Western Conference for a four conference system. The purpose of the new alignment would be to give each team a more balanced schedule and to group teams closer to their geographical counterparts. Each team will at least play a home and away game against every other team in the league. Opponents in their new conference will fill the remaining games. The regular season isn't the only thing that will change. The new playoffs will have the top four teams in each conference qualify. The first round of playoffs would pit the 1st place team against the 4th place team and 2nd place team against the 3rd place team in each conference. The quarterfinals would see the two winners of each match u...
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