Proposed new NHL divisional format would revive Red Wings rivalries

The Detroit Red Wings moved to the NHL’s Eastern Conference in 2013, reducing the amount of times a season they’d see traditional rivals such as the likes of the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators. Could that soon change?

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According to a reported NHL divisional changeup for next season, the Red Wings would return to a “Central Division” that would include their three former Western Conference rivals, as well as a certain team they faced in the 2008 and 2009 Stanley Cup Finals.

Additionally, the NHL would introduce a new “Canada Division”, comprised of – you guessed it – all seven teams based in Canada.

Take a look at the proposed changes below:

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