The meetings today of the NHL's Board of Governors have produced a decision Gary Bettman announced earlier this evening. The proposal for "radical change" won approval with about an hours' worth of discussion, earning six more than the 20 votes required, according to some reports.
The new plan abandons the current six-division alignment and replaces them with four larger "Conferences" with the primary guidelines based on similar time zones. This is the same plan which we wrote about yesterday here. The map and other specifics about what this means for the