08:24 AM ET 03.01 | Few franchises work out their team plane less than the Devils, which may have something to do with Ilya Kovalchuk's point of view. The NHL has proposed a realignment plan in which the league would go from six divisions to four, as well as changing the playoff system, and [Kovalchuk] doesn't like it. The Atlantic and Central divisions would be in the East, while the Midwest and Pacific divisions would be in the West. ... "For us I don't think it makes any sense to change it," Kovalchuk said. "We have a great division with good travel for all the teams in our division. A lot of rivalry games." ... "And then those wild cards and all that. I don't think it makes too much sense. Hockey should stay hockey. It doesn't have to be football."