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9 Exciting New NHL Conference Matchups Post-Realignment in 2013-14
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Friday’s release of the NHL’s 2013-14 season schedule and new division names emboldened the reality of realignment that takes effect once this itinerary commences in October.

This will mean enacting a long-anticipated conference switch for the franchises in Columbus, Detroit and Winnipeg. With the newly configured conferences and divisions comes many dusted-off elements of the past for the more seasoned fanbases and both geographic and personnel-centric intrigue for all three.

In alphabetical order among the three conference-shifting teams, here are the top nine matchups (three for each team) that NHL fans will see more of from this autumn onward.

 

*Historical information and stats are courtesy of HockeyDB.com, ourhistory.canadiens.com and Hockey-Reference.com, unless noted otherwise. 

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