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Burnside's plan: What I would have done

12/6/2011

The NHL's board of governors got it right with their new four-conference setup. Well, almost right. Here's how it would have looked if I'd been asked my opinion (shockingly, I wasn’t).

Conference A

Boston

Buffalo

Montreal

Ottawa

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Toronto

Conference B

Carolina

Florida

Nashville

New Jersey

N.Y. Islanders

N.Y. Rangers

Tampa Bay

Washington

Conference C

Chicago

Columbus

Dallas

Detroit

Minnesota

St. Louis

Winnipeg

Conference D

Anaheim

Calgary

Colorado

Edmonton

Los Angeles

Phoenix

San Jose

Vancouver