The other day it was reported that the NHL realignment proposal would leave the three division/two conference setup and to a four conference/0 divison set up, meaning the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins could've faced each other for the Stalney Cup finals. The possible Cup FInal matchups made the idea really exciting, but it appears that's no longer the case.
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN is reporting the proposal is a two-division/two-conference set up. Top three teams per division make the playoffs plus a couple of wild cards:
Not loving the wild cards, really. Way too MLB for our liking.
Also there are two names being tossed up for the Bruins divsion -- Northeast and Central. Problem with calling it Northeast is that Tampa and Florida aren't northeast unless we're watching from South America. Problem with Central is that those teams aren't central to anything either. What a shitty name. Just go with Orr or Adams and call it a day. Geographical division names are boring anyways.