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NHL approves conference realignment, Wild out of Northwest Division

The NHL Board of Governors has approved a major change to realignment. The new format wipes out the current six divisions in favor of four conferences. The Wild will join Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg. Each conference will include seven or eight teams.
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The NHL Board of Governors has approved a major change to realignment. The new format wipes out the current six divisions in favor of four conferences. The Wild will join Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg. Each conference will include seven or eight teams.

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