Found October 30, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Gary Bettman
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from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, One governor referred to the realignment voting as a very “selfish process” that revolved almost entirely on teams’ travel schedules. Word is commissioner Gary Bettman may very well have to push for a more complicated divisional realignment than simply moving Winnipeg to the West and bringing Detroit back east. Instead, the movement now revolves around having teams in four divisions with the playoff playdowns in each division first. Each team would play home and home games against each team outside its division. Flames president Ken King said the possibility of an All-Canadian division was “romantic but not practical.” The goal is to have this resolved at the governors’ meetings in Pebble Beach in December, and 20 of the 30 governors need to buy in to whatever the league decides. read on for additional topics like visors and skate guards…
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