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Sassone Breaks Down NHL Realignment

Jonathan Toews scores against the Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jonathan Toews scores against the Flames’ Miikka Kiprusoff. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) With the NHL radically changing its conference alignment, Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to break down the ramifications.

The league will now have four conferences instead of six divisions. Each conference will have seven teams, with the top four teams from each conference making the playoffs. The first two rounds of the playoffs will consist of solely intraconference matchups, with the No. 1 seed playing the No. 4 seed and the No. 2 seed playing the No. 3 seed. After the first two rounds, the four conference champions will move onto the NHL semifinals and then, of course, the  final two teams will square off in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Check out Sassone’s interview below!

LISTEN: Tim Sassone on The McNeil and Spiegel Show

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