NHL Realignment: 5 Reasons Vancouver Canucks Fans Should Be Excited

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NHL Realignment: 5 Reasons Vancouver Canucks Fans Should Be Excited
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The NHL announced they have finally agreed to a new realignment plan this week and it has the hockey world a flutter. Four conferences and a revamped playoff structure have many people debating the pros and cons of this new system.

Vancouver's new conference mates include the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers.

On the surface it seems exciting and full of new opportunities.

What will it mean for Vancouver?

The good news is that if the new system was in place today, Vancouver would be leading their conference. So they have that going for them.

Overall, this change will be good for the Canucks and their fans.

Here are five reasons to be excited about NHL realignment. How do you feel about the change?

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