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NHLPA consents to realignment

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03:58 PM ET 03.08 | The NHL Players??? Association has consented to the realignment proposal from the NHL on Thursday night. Executive director Donald Fehr stated that the players will agree to the terms of the proposal through the 2014-15 season, but will revisit it after that time. Under the proposal, the NHL will be restructured into four divisions over two conferences. The two divisions in the Eastern Conference will have eight teams, while the two grouping in the west will have seven teams. This was believed to be a sticking point for the union, as it creates unequal opportunities for teams to make the playoffs.

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March 8, 2013  05:13 PM ET

"Recycle! And ... save the planet!" is their mantra.

March 8, 2013  05:13 PM ET

Really?









I had no idea.

March 8, 2013  06:34 PM ET

In the end it all goes by the points as to who's in the playoffs. Please don't add more teams.

March 8, 2013  06:48 PM ET
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Really?


I had no idea.

Congratulations again Otis.

March 8, 2013  06:49 PM ET

they can just switch Nashville & Winnipeg and leave the rest alone. Taking DET from CHI and TOR from the rest of Canada costs them $$$$$$

March 8, 2013  06:56 PM ET
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Congratulations again Otis.

Thanks again Canuck!

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March 8, 2013  08:49 PM ET
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Donald Fehr: The greatest negotiator in sports history.

LMFAO - A certain Bruins fan won't agree with you BGM.

March 8, 2013  09:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

In the end it all goes by the points as to who's in the playoffs. Please don't add more teams.

amen to that

March 8, 2013  09:41 PM ET

why can't they just leave well enough alone?....no, it's not perfect now, but neither is their realignment.
NHL this season is like a Peyton Place of drama, trading yes~no~maybe~won't go's, injuries, and now realignment.

March 9, 2013  09:36 PM ET
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why can't they just leave well enough alone?....no, it's not perfect now, but neither is their realignment.NHL this season is like a Peyton Place of drama, trading yes~no~maybe~won't go's, injuries, and now realignment.

I hear ya. Just switch NASH & WIN. Gets Norris Div. back & since TN borders beltway and close 2 FL, no damage done.

 
March 9, 2013  11:26 PM ET

I want the Wings in the East, I hate the left coast , and I miss Wings/Maple leafs games

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