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They're keeping the ice part, right?

Updated: December 6, 2011, 9:07 AM ET

Was Monday's showdown between the Bruins and Penguins a preview of the Eastern Conference finals? Under the NHL's proposed realignment, this may be the last season in which we get to ask that. The NHL wants to replace six divisions with four conferences. The top four teams in each conference would make the playoffs, with the first two rounds composed of intraconference matchups. Confused yet? Scott Burnside explains.

"As long as the Wings are playing under the old Norris ...

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