According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, the NHL and NHLPA have been working very closely on putting together a new plan for realignment.
While specific details aren’t known, LeBrun says that it is believed that the new plan will be similar to the plan that the NHLPA rejected.
In the rejected plan the NHL ditched divisions and broke the league out into four conferences.
The Rangers conference included the Islanders, Devils, Flyers, Penguins, Capitals and Hurricanes.
The top four teams in each conference would make the playoffs.