Continued from: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=951121&page=40 So, what have we learned so far? Not much really! It appears that we can be certain only about one thing… Winnipeg is to be in the West, and therefore we can predict with fairly good confidence that one of either Detroit, Columbus, or Nashville will be in the East to ultimately fill the vacancy. What else do we know? 1) The League apparently isn’t keen on changing to 4 Divisions. 2) The two northeastern Divisions aren’t keen on changing anything. 3) Minnesota wants out of the Northwest, and especially doesn’t want to be in an otherwise all-Canadian Division. 4) Dallas wants out of the Pacific. 5) Detroit feels it deserves a spot in the East, but is willing for a compromise. 6) Nashville believes the Southeast is a natural fit. 7) Columbus, like Detroit, was also once promised an eventual spot in the East. 8) Lamoriello feels confident that realignment won't effect the Devils. 9) NHL wants some decision by the end of December meetings or soon there after. 10) A more balanced scheduling matrix was also proposed by Bettman, along with the 4-Division idea. 11) ... Have I left anything out?? NHL realignment: There’s no simple solution Oct. 13 http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=nc-cotsonika-3periods_realignment_101311 NHL realignment talk has Red Wings moving East, but Detroit's willing to compromise, too Oct. 13 http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2011/10/nhl_realignment_talk_has_red_w.html NHL Realignment Could Move Detroit Red Wings To Southeast, Winnipeg To Central Oct. 12 http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2011/10/12/2486850/nhl-realignment-detroit-red-wings-winnipeg-jets Bettman facing challenging season with realignment, CBA, Coyotes ownership Oct. 04 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/spor...ignment-cba-coyotes-ownership/article2190828/ Numerous realignment possibilities exist Oct. 04 http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=594302 NHL begins realignment talks Sep. 21 http://www.thescore.com/home/articles/170651-the-times-they-are-a-changing NHL sets December realignment deadline Sep. 20 http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/NHL-sets-December-deadline-for-realignment-092011 NHL execs meet, talk realignment Sep. 22 http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/6997715/nhl-board-governors-meet-talk-realignment Bettman will make final call on Jets Sep. 22 http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Bettman+will+make+final+call+Jets/5439529/story.html League wants realignment decision by December Sep. 20 http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=589117&print=true Post any other past links that you think are a good reference to include.