The latest NHL realignment proposal reportedly has the league going from six divisions to four, and putting in a form of divisional playoffs instead of the current conference playoffs.
Under the plan, the Stars would be in the Midwest Division with Chicago, Colorado, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg.
Detroit and Columbus both would move to the Eastern Conference.
The schedule matrix calls for each team to play teams in the other conference both home and away.
There would be some kind of wild card element to the playoff system.
The plan still needs to be approved the NHLPA and the league’s Board of Governors.
You can read more here on NHL.com.
|Western Conference||Eastern Conference|
|Anaheim Ducks||Chicago Blackhawks||Boston Bruins||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Calgary Flames||Colorado Avalanche||Buffalo Sabres||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Edmonton Oilers||Dallas Stars||Detroit Red Wings||New Jersey Devils|
|Los Angeles Kings||Minnesota Wild||Florida Panthers||New York Islanders|
|Phoenix Coyotes||Nashville Predators||Montreal Canadiens||New York Rangers|
|San Jose Sharks||St. Louis Blues||Ottawa Senators||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Vancouver Canucks||Winnipeg Jets||Tampa Bay Lightning||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Washington Capitals|