Then who moves into the Eastern Conference? This is a big "what if", but surely Winnipeg wouldn't stay in the East. The Central Division is the prime candidate for a mover, with Detroit, Nashville and Columbus the most eastern. If I had to wager, I would assume Nashville. Detroit is a much more storied franchise than the others and Eastern teams would be annoyed that such a dominate team would hop Conferences. Columbus is more east than Nashville, but Nashville is closer to the other Southeast Division teams, making it simpler to slide into that division. With Nashville jumping over into the Southeast Division, Winnipeg could move into the Northwest with Vancouver, Calgary, Colorado and Edmonton allowing Minnesota to move into the more natural Central division. This also maintains the Northwest as an all Canadian western division, mirroring the all Canadian Northeast division. Now if the other troubled franchises started to move, things would get very interesting... but that is another thread.