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NHL Realignment: Is the 4-Conference Format the Best Thing for All Teams?

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SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 5: Brooks Laich #21 is congratulated by Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers in the third period on December 5, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Capitals 5-4. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) | Getty

The league that thrives on change made another huge one on Monday night.

The NHL Board of Governors has decided to realign into a four-conference system. The conferences have yet to be named and are more or less organized by geographic region.

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