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Major NHL realignment plan 'gaining steam'

A plan to send the Wild to a division that includes their old Norris Division rivals Chicago and Detroit apparently has a 50-50 chance of actually happening.
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A plan to send the Wild to a division that includes their old Norris Division rivals Chicago and Detroit apparently has a 50-50 chance of actually happening.

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