CBC's "Hot Stove" segment on realignment from Saturday night.
By Mike Harrington
I watched the Red Wings-Canucks game Sunday night with a different eye, knowing that it's very possible Joe Louis Arena will be a regular stop for the Sabres come next season.
That was the word late Saturday night from CBC's Elliotte Friedman, who broke on Hockey Night in Canada that the NHL and NHLPA are well on their way to agreeing on a realignment proposal similar to one the players voted down last season but with some key differences.
It will still be a four-conference arrangement but the difference this time is the two Eastern conferences will have eight teams each while the two Western ones will have seven (last year's proposal had it reversed). It will look like this: