Natalie said:So the NHL is gonna be realigned into 4 conferences based on geography for next year. It also means every team will play each other twice, once at home and once away. Check it out:http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=604852&navid=DL|NHL|home
Personally I think its a good thing, it was starting to get a bit weird with teams like the Winnipeg Jets in the Southeast division.
Well, they first considered moving a Western team to the East to even it out, like they did with Toronto after the Ducks and Ottawa joined the league.
At first I didn't like the new system, then as they explained it and realized it is just back to the format of the 80's/early 90's I think it's worth the experiment.
The one note I did not like was that JR was excited about the two 7-team "conferences" because it had room for expansion. Hasn't the league learned it's lesson with PHX, ATL and TB? Good god, ENOUGH with expansion, do we really need a 32 team league? I don't think so.