NHL Realignment: 5 Reasons 4 Conferences Is a Great Move for the NHL

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NHL Realignment: 5 Reasons 4 Conferences Is a Great Move for the NHL
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The NHL Board of Governors approved a realignment plan on Monday that will totally reshape the NHL landscape for years to come, and ultimately, it was a great move for the sport.

Some challenge for the league in figuring out a good realignment plan included helping teams who travel through multiple time zones often in a season and to maintain rivalries between certain clubs.

For the most part, the board of governors did a great job addressing these concerns. This radical change will take some getting used to, but the league will benefit.

Let's look at how the new system looks and why it's good for the NHL.

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