Pittsburgh Penguins: 7 Reasons They Oppose NHL Realignment

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Pittsburgh Penguins: 7 Reasons They Oppose NHL Realignment
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Realignment is a hot topic in the NHL right now. With the Winnipeg Jets rising from the ashes of the Atlanta Thrashers, it is an inevitability.

There have been many different reports on how the actual switches will take shape, including a no-division format. The current buzz is the format reported by CBS's Elliote Friedman.

The Penguins front office is said to be highly displeased with this format. Fans are also unreceptive of this idea across the board.

In this format, the Pittsburgh Penguins division mates would be as follows:

-Detroit Red Wings or Columbus Blue Jackets

-Toronto Maple Leafs

-Montreal Canadiens

-Boston Bruins

-Buffalo Sabres

-Ottawa Senators

While there may be nothing that can be done about the move, there are many reasons why the Pittsburgh Penguins are opposed to this division. Here, we take a look at seven of them.

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