Reaction to the NHL’s new realignment plan, and Bruce Boudreau explains in rap how he got fired as Capitals head coach.


NHL Realignment sparks considerable analysis in the blogosphere.

 PUCK DADDY: Winners and losers the NHL’s new 4-conference alignment.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: The impact of the new alignment upon the Philadelphia Flyers.

BLUE SHIRT BANTER: How the realignment affects the NY Rangers.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: What does the alignment mean for the Winter Classic?

THE 6TH SENS: How the new NHL alignment impacts the Ottawa Senators.

LIONS IN WINTER: The Canadiens path to the playoffs gets easier.

NIGHTMARE ON HELM STREET: A Red Wings fan responds to the new alignment.

JERSEYS AND HOCKEY LOVE: Looks at how competitive each new conference could be.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Finds some good and some bad for the Oilers in the new alignment.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: The playoffs could become a painful experience.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Salvation in realignment?

BLOG DUDES: Realignment and it feels so good.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: As we can see, the overall consensus is the pros could outweigh the cons in this new alignment. As for my take, I’ll be posting that on my blog on Kukla’s Korner on Wednesday.

BACKHAND SHELF: presents the latest Bloge Salming/Down Goes Brown joint: Coach Killer. Yes, watch as Bruce Boudreau and Alex Ovechkin rap their explanation of how the former got fired.