Breaking News: New NHL Realignment Plan Set to Break Up Southeast Division

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Breaking News: New NHL Realignment Plan Set to Break Up Southeast Division
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The controversial NHL realignment has been a topic that has arguably been the biggest story in the league during the 2011-2012 NHL season.

At the center of that discussion has been the Detroit Red Wings, who were reportedly promised by league commissioner Gary Bettman that when a spot opened in the Eastern Conference, they would be the team to move.

However, they also said that if a radical change were made to the way the setup worked, they'd be willing to stay in their current division.

It looks like that may be the way it is. On Hockey Night in Canada Saturday night, a new realignment plan was reported and is said to be one of two plans to be discussed at the NHL Board of Governors meeting later this week.

The other setup would only feature a one-for-one swap with the Winnipeg Jets and a Western Conference team.

Bettman hopes to have the conferences decided this week at the meeting, but it may not be set in stone when those meetings are finished.

With that, let's look at the new conference setup proposal.

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