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Sunday Hockey Notes

Getting things lined up for some NHL realignment

Now that they have a financial template for at least seven more seasons, the NHL Board of Governors soon will try to work on that partnership thingy with their players. We know what a failure that has been in the past. Witness: one player strike, two league-imposed lockouts.

But that said, the league and the players union should be able to work quickly and intelligently toward crafting a realignment plan, something that makes sense for the current Original 30 and perhaps accommodates a couple of new (read: expansion) franchises.

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