March 14, 2013

NHL Realignment Plan Approved By Board of Governors

The league announced Thursday that its proposed realignment plan is a go for next season after getting approval from the Board of Governors. It was the final step in the process after the NHL Players Association gave its consent to the plan last week. The NHLPA has agreed to this framework through the 2015-16 season […]

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March 11, 2013

NHL Board Of Governers To Vote On New Realignment Plan

The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors will hold a fax vote this week to approve the new, two-conference, four-division realignment plan for the 2013-14 campaign. The vote is expected to be completed by the end of the week. The NHLPA announced last Thursday that the players’ union wants to go forward with the league’s realignment […]

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March 7, 2013

NHLPA Consents To Realignment Plan, Board of Governors Vote Up Next

The National Hockey League will present its proposed realignment plan to the Board of Governors after receiving consent from the National Hockey League Players Association on Thursday. If approved, the League’s new realignment plan will go into effect starting with the 2013-14 season. “The NHL Players’ Association confirmed to us today that it has consented […]

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March 3, 2013

Quick Hits: Jamie Benn, NHL Realignment, Jarome Iginla

Quick Hits from around the league: Per John Shannon, Jamie Benn has been fined the max amount of $10,000 for his cross-check on Ryan Jones. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch proposes the matter of realignment may be resolved in the next few days. “Told the #NHLPA could vote on realignment as soon as Sunday. #NHL Board of Governors will […]

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February 26, 2013

Bob McKenzie And Pierre LeBrun Discuss How Playoffs Will Work After NHL Realignment

Bob McKenzie: There’s nothing completely final just yet and neither side has signed off on anything but what we can anticipate at this point is that the playoffs are not going to be expanded. There will still be 16 teams in the playoffs and there will be no play-in to get to the playoffs with […]

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February 24, 2013

Latest Talk About NHL Realignment

Elliotte Friedman said on Hockey Night in Canada Saturday that a long-awaited restructuring of divisions could come to fruition for next season. Detroit, Boston, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Toronto would make up one part of the Eastern Conference, while Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington would fill out […]

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February 13, 2013

NHL, NHPLA Continuing To Work On League Realignment

After a failed attempt just over a year ago, the NHL appears to once again be headed towards realignment. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported that both the NHL and the NHLPA have been working towards a realignment plan over the past two weeks, including a meeting on Tuesday in Toronto. Both sides have […]

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February 11, 2013

NHL, NHLPA To Discuss Realignment Again

Among the issues unsettled during the lockout were whether players would participate in the Olympics and realignment. The first indication of the relationship between the NHL and the NHLPA in the post-Owners Lockout III Era will come within the next week when the parties are expected to discuss realignment that would go into effect with […]

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January 8, 2012

Hope For Realignment?

 The NHLPA was not on board with the NHL’s realignment plan, and derailed the realignment designs indefinitely. Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall who is the team’s representative to the Players Association was terse in describing the sentiment amongst his fellow Players Association reps from other teams. Asked whether most were against the realignment plan as currently constructed, […]

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January 7, 2012

NHLPA Rejects New Realignment Plan

The NHL called off plans Friday to realign and adopt a modified playoff format next season after the players’ association refused to agree to the changes. The changes were approved in December by the NHL’s board of governors, with the league planning to switch from two three-division conferences to four seven- or eight-team conferences. “It […]

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