Read: Why Realignment Is Still Being Worked On

It was announced on Friday that the proposed realignment for next season would not happen because the NHLPA had not given it’s consent to the league by their deadline.

Brandon Dubinsky told the Daily News why the players didn’t support the realignment proposal:

“Teams in the West were unhappy because they felt they had the poorest chance of making the playoffs, and absolutely mathematically there was, versus us out here in the East. There’s teams in our (proposed) conference that were upset … We felt like our conference was stronger than another team’s conference, and it shouldn’t be fair that Washington, us, Jersey, Pittsburgh and Philly are all in the same division. Only one of us has the opportunity to get to the conference finals?”

The divisions will stay the same for next season.

This seems like something that will be worked out in the CBA and I think that the players just wanted more time to study the whole thing. There were some nice things to realignment, and some not so nice things like fewer division games and seeing the Maple Leafs the same amount as seeing the Coyotes.




4 comments
Michael Jacoutot
Michael Jacoutot

Let's just say the Giants can take two from Dallas and two from Washington and split with the Eagles.  They win against the Lions, Texans, Falcons, Jags and Titans.  10-6! 

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

This is the only reason why I have some hope that the Giants are a playoff team this year.  No team in the East is a complete team.

Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

I haven't seen such bad defense played in years. So many missed tackles. The Sproles run. The hole was so big my fat behind could have taken it to the house. LOL.

dminches
dminches

The NFC east is pretty bad, no doubt.  Minor correction - the Eagles game was in Philly.