Found January 07, 2012 on The Hockey Guys:
By Steve Palumbo (@westcoastdevfan) As it was explained to me minutes before I started typing up this piece (by no other than our own Todd Cordell): Contrary to a misguided belief that the NHLPA flat out rejected the league’s new realignment plan and playoff format for the 2012-2013 NHL season, the NHL Board of Governors actually imposed a deadline for the NHLPA to submit a decision on the new divisional and playoff layouts. It was a deadline they did not meet, an indecision I’d like to describe as one the NHLPA is presently prolonging. If the NHLPA is against all aspects of the league’s newly proposed conference realignment and playoff format, I can justifiably relate to their non-commitment to the league’s initial plans, which have been delayed for at least another season after this present one concludes. To sum it up, the details of the NHL’s proposed realignment plan entails two eight team western divisions and two seven team eastern divisions. The two western divisions would h...
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