This is one of the best Realignment Proposals I have read. It is logical, equitable and built on two solid metrics for a foundation.
The Zona Proposal is what would probably happen if the NHL was run by a Philosopher King who oversaw the interests of all teams equally and had the interests of the entire League in mind.
The reality, sadly is that the NHL is more of a cartel atmosphere where the various members / teams hold varying levels of influence.
Nonetheless, the Zona proposal is an excellent and thought provoking realigment. Definitely give it a read over
|New Conference #1 (Wales)|
|Carolina Hurricanes||Buffalo Sabres||Anaheim Ducks|
|Florida Panthers||Chicago Blackhawks||Colorado Avalanche|
|Philadelphia Flyers||Detroit Red Wings||Los Angeles Kings|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||Ottawa Senators||Phoenix Coyotes|
|Washington Capitals||Toronto Maple Leafs||San Jose Sharks|
|New Conference #2 (Campbell)|
|Boston Bruins||Columbus Blue Jackets||Calgary Flames|
|Montreal Canadiens||Dallas Stars||Edmonton Oilers|
|New Jersey Devils||Nashville Predators||Minnesota Wild|
|New York Islanders||Pittsburgh Penguins||Vancouver Canucks|
|New York Rangers||St. Louis Blues||Winnipeg Jets|