In The Chronicle Journal, a Thunder Bay newspaper, they spoke with many NHLers from the Thunder Bay area including the Staal brothers and Taylor Pyatt about the NHL’s new diviional alignment.
The Rangers new division will see Marc in direct competition with his brothers in Carolina, Eric and Jordan.
Marc was asked about realignment and said that it seems like it will be tougher to make the playoffs than it has been in the past.
The top three teams in each division make the playoffs while the teams in each conference with the best remaining records pick up the last two spots.
Taylor Pyatt said that he will enjoy the variety of playing each team in the league twice instead of playing the same teams over and over again and that it should lead to a fun season.
The article did not provide an update on the status of Marc’s eye.