DETROIT — National Hockey League conference realignment was a hot topic in the Red Wings dressing room after Saturday night’s 4-0 win over Nashville. A report by CBC’s Elliotte Friedman included a look at the proposed “Eastern Side” of a four-conference realignment.
The Red Wings would be joined by Boston, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Toronto.
Count Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard among those who are very interested in seeing the team move to the East.
“I think it would be great for us,” Howard said. ”The travel, even though we’re all used to it now, and we know how to deal with it…we’ve traveled back and forth across the United States quite a bit. To move to the East I think would be a lot of fun. It would be great for our fans too, not having to stay up at all hours of the night to watch us.”
The other ”division” of the “Eastern Side” would have Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington.