Detroit Red Wings: Where They Land in a Radical Realignment Proposition

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Detroit Red Wings: Where They Land in a Radical Realignment Proposition
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It might be the most talked about subject over the next year in the NHL—division realignment.

Many ideas have been thrown around. Some think the same division structure should be kept with the Detroit Red Wings, Columbus Blue Jackets or Nashville Predators moving east, while others think a North/South Conference structure is better suited for the NHL.

The current structure of the NHL's divisions features six, five team divisions. The teams play six games against their division rivals, four games against conference rivals and 18 games against teams of the opposite conference.

I believe the best option for the NHL is to go from six divisions down to four divisions. Two having eight teams, and two having seven. With that said, here are the new NHL division with this proposed realignment.

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