A New Look: How the NHL Divisions Should Realign for 2012-2013

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A New Look: How the NHL Divisions Should Realign for 2012-2013
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Obviously, the biggest story right now in hockey is the unfolding drama in the Stanley Cup Final between the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins.

Whether it is players biting other players, goalies clotheslining players, a wide array of fights; you name it, it's happened in the first three games. But, just in case you haven't heard, there is another story in hockey.

That's right, the Atlanta Thrashers are packing up and heading north to Winnipeg; a hockey-crazy city that will see its first NHL action since 1996 when the Jets moved to the desert.

The complication about the move is that the divisions will realign for the 2012-2013 season in order to minimize travel; however, this is proving to be a touchy subject for some fans, as well as league officials who want to preserve rivalries and keep teams geographically close.

In the following slides, I will share my proposition on what I believe to be the best possible way to solve the divisions in the new-look NHL.

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