Tape2Tape (019): Revisiting NHL Realignment, Is Rivalry Alive?

Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Getty Images, Jared Wickerham, P.K. Subban, Brad Marchand

Did NHL realignment affect the rivalries that already existed? (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

There were a lot of questions surrounding the NHL’s play to realign the divisions and conferences when they did it prior to the 2013-14 season. How would it affect the current state of hockey? How would it affect rivalries that already existed?

It’s been a couple of seasons now and we’ve had the chance to witness to playoff seasons with the new divisional match-ups. And from what it looks like, it seems pretty good thus far. But let’s take a look together at how it’s changed hockey, so far. 

For all the analysis, check out the latest Tape2Tape column.

Revisiting NHL Realignment, Is Rivalry Alive? – Originally published on The Hockey Writers’ Overtime


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