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Morning Skate: New divisions

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Maybe some different match-ups next season.

Buffalo Sabres Vs. Boston Bruins at TD Garden Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Friday! And next week is a short week (if you’re American). Not bad.

The NHL continues to make plans or not make plans or do whatever it is it’s doing in terms of starting next season.

One of the things that’s been discussed for a while is switching up the divisional alignments in favor of a more regional set-up, particularly so the Canadian teams can all play each other.

Per Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, it looks like those divisions might be relatively in place.

Wyshynski said that the Bruins would likely be playing in an “East” division with the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Washington Capitals.

You can see what the league would be trying to do in that situation, keeping the teams as geographically clustered as possible. If this comes to pass, the Bruins would be an hour-ish flight from every other team except for the Hurricanes, so...yeah. Close.

Today’s highlight

That Tyler Seguin guy was pretty good as a rookie.

Today’s discussion topic

Your thoughts on the divisional alignment? Seems decent enough, best of a bad situation, etc.