NHL Realignment: How Every NHL Team Will Be Affected in 2012-2013

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NHL Realignment: How Every NHL Team Will Be Affected in 2012-2013

On Monday, the NHL's Board of Governors decided on a radical realignment plan that will see the league's old two-conference, six-division system dissolve into a four-conference one. The conferences look like the following:

1: TOR, MTL, OTT, BUF, BOS, FLA, TB

2: CAR, WSH, PIT, PHI, NJD, NYR, NYI

3: ANA, LAK, SJS, PHX, COL, VAN, CGY, EDM

4: DAL, STL, CHI, MIN, WPG, NSH, DET, CBJ

Each conference will yield four playoff teams who will play each other in a 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3 fashion. The winners of each conference will then face off in the final four.

In the vote, 26 out of 30 general managers voted yes to the affirmative. That means 87 percent of the NHL's teams wanted the new plan to be implemented. Some find themselves in better positions than in 2011-12, while others will find themselves in worse positions.

This is a breakdown of how each team will be affected by the realignment.

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