Falling Man wrote:Good for Winnipeg but I'm more interested in how this will change the divisions around.
What I've read is that Winnipeg would play this upcoming season in the Southeast Division, making the Panther play some shitty division road trips. After that, we're looking at three teams that could move into the Eastern Conference: Detroit, Columbus and Nashville.
The Red Wings have the clout to get themselves moved, but the Blue Jackets make more sense as far as geography goes. If the NHL wants a natural fit to go into the Southeast Division. Winnipeg appears tailor made to move into the Northwest Division, pushing the Wild into the Central.