The 2013 / 2014 NHL realignment plan is now finished.
What is new:
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- Detroit and Columbus head east. Winnipegs heads west.
- Top three teams with quality report in every department receives playoff berths. Next groups with first-rate report in every department get wildcard playoff berths.
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Why it turned into carried out:
The NHL went to a realigned format for geographic purposes and has determined to stick with geographic names for the four new divisions. Three of the 4 names are carryovers from the old six-department alignment, but the League introduced a brand new call to the mix.
|Atlantic Division||Metropolitan Division||Central Division||Pacific Division|
|Florida||New York Rangers||Minnesota||Los Angeles|
|Montreal||New York Islanders||Nashville||Phoenix|
|Ottawa||Philadelphia||St. Louis||San Jose|