Board of Governors Approves Realignment

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Board of Governors Approves Realignment

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM CST

New York, NY (NNCNOW.com) --- The National Hockey League (NHL) Board of Governors on Thursday morning approved a realignment plan proposed last week, with the new system featuring a two-conference, four-division plan.

Minnesota will remain in the Western Conference, but the Wild will now play in the temporarily-named Division B along with Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Nashville, St. Louis, and Winnipeg.

Right now the divisions are being referred to as A, B, C, and D. Permanent names will be assigned to each division at a later date.

The top three teams in each division will make the playoffs, with the remaining four wild card spots going to the next two highest finishers in each conference.

Below are listed the entire realignment plan accepted by the Board, with Detroit and Columbus moving to the Easter Conference while Winnipeg slides to the Western Conference.

WESTERN CONFERENCE --- DIVISION A
Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Phoenix Coyotes
San Jose Sharks
Vancouver Canucks

WESTERN CONFERENCE --- DIVISION B
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Winnipeg Jets

EASTERN CONFERENCE --- DIVISION C
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs

EASTERN CONFERENCE --- DIVISION D
Columbus Blue Jackets
Carolina Hurricanes
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals

Posted by Zach Schneider
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