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New divisions, new playoff format

The new NHL divisions under realignment also bring a new playoff format into the mix for the 2013-14 season. This information was released last season when realignment was approved, but here is a refresher course. Sixteen teams — eight teams from each conference –still make the playoffs, but the playoffs are now division-based and there […]

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NHL approves realignment for 2013-14, Stars on board with new plan

The NHL made realignment official today and that means the Dallas Stars will have some new division rivals starting in 2013-14. They’ll be in a division, which has yet to be named, with Chicago, Colorado, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg. The Stars, who have been in the Pacific Division since the 1998-99 season, are […]

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NHLPA approves realignment, Stars delighted

NHL realignment took a big step forward Thursday afternoon when the NHLPA announced it was giving its approval to the league’s proposed plan, which calls for two conferences and four divisions. “After discussions with the Executive Board, the NHLPA has given consent to realignment, to be re-evaluated following the 2014-15 season,” NHLPA Executive Director Don […]

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Latest NHL realignment plan

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 […]

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Stars notes: Realignment talk

NHL realignment is back on the front burner, and that’s good news for the Dallas Stars. The new plan hasn’t been finalized yet, but a plan for next season could be in place by the end of the month. At this point the realignment scenario is said to be similar to what the league rolled […]

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