Realignment would mean 4 divisions
The NHL is proposing a new realignment plan which would feature playoff wild-card spots plus see the league go from six divisions to four.
The plan was detailed in an NHL memo sent to all 30 clubs Tuesday, which a team source leaked to ESPN.com.
The new plan calls for divisional playoffs, not conference playoffs as the NHL currently has. The division winner with the most regular-season points will play the lowest-seeded wild-card team in the first round, with ...
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