NHL realignment, ways to boost NHL scoring, Don Cherry, the problems of the NY Rangers and Rick DiPietro are the topics in today’s NHL Blog Beat.

The new proposed NHL realignment.

The new proposed NHL realignment.

SB NATION: Brandon Worley believes the NHL’s new realignment plan is a win for just about everybody.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Examining what the new NHL conferences will look like under the new realignment plan, and how the teams have fared historically.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe with 10 ways to boost NHL scoring.

BACKHAND SHELF: Jake Goldsbie offers up a critique of Hockey Night in Canada personality Don Cherry.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski recently hosted a roundtable of three NY Rangers bloggers to discuss the club’s problems this season.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: An explanation of Rick DiPietro’s chronic inflammation of the knees and how the condition has led to his decline.