Whimsical NHL Realignment by Expansion Eras

Found this on my hard drive. Meant to post it during the realignment debate. This is not a serious suggestion. It wouldn’t work for any number of pesky real-world practical reasons. Still, it’s fun, at least for me, maybe for you.

Original Six

Montreal Canadiens

Toronto Maple Leafs

Boston Bruins

New York Rangers

Chicago Blackhawks

Detroit Red Wings

The 67s

Los Angeles Kings

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

St. Louis Blues

Dallas Stars (Minnesota North Stars)

The 70s East

Washington Capitals

New Jersey Devils (Kansas City Scouts)

Buffalo Sabres

New York Islanders

Carolina Hurricanes (Hartford Whalers)

The 70s West

Vancouver Canucks

Calgary Flames (Atlanta Flames)

Edmonton Oilers

Colorado Avalanche (Quebec Nordiques)

Phoenix Coyotes (Winnipeg Jets)

Bettman East

Tampa Bay Lightning

Ottawa Senators

Florida Panthers

Nashville Predators

Bettman West

San Jose Sharks

Anaheim Ducks

Winnipeg Jets (Atlanta Thrashers)

Minnesota Wild

Columbus Blue Jackets


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