As we all know, the new realignment will take place this upcoming season. The names of the new divisions have recently come out:
In the Western Conference there is the Pacific and the Central.
The Pacific division includes: LA, Anaheim, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.
The Central Division includes: Dallas, Colorado, Chicago, St Louis, Nashville, Minnesota, and Winnipeg.
In the Eastern Conference there is the Atlantic and, this one really throws me off, the Metropolitan. I have no idea how they came up with that name and why they used it.
The Atlantic Division includes: Boston, Detroit, Ottawa, Buffalo, Montreal, Toronto, Tampa Bay, and Florida.
The Metropolitan Division includes: Carolina, Columbus, Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, and New Jersey.