NHL realignment plan delayed
NEW YORK -- The NHL called off plans Friday to realign and adopt a modified playoff format next season after the players' association refused to agree to the changes.
The changes were approved in December by the NHL's board of governors, with the league planning to switch from two three-division conferences to four seven- or eight-team conferences.
"It is unfortunate that the NHLPA has unreasonably refused to approve a plan that an overwhelming majority of our clubs voted to ...
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