This is the new face of the NHL.
There's a lot of reactions to the new alignment, particularly from the Jackets fanbase, where reactions have been guardedly positive.
Tapeleg isn't overwhelmed at JAHL, and sees the Jackets as a big loser. DBJ mostly sees it as a money grab, and Gallos feels like the playoffs are going to be that much more difficult.
The Jackets brass are calling the realignment vote a "fantastic night", Travis has a look at how it will affect all 30 teams at SBN, Justin Bourne argues it's not worth the cost, and Puck Daddy takes a look at the new travel costs for each team.
Oh, and did we mention the playoff format is still a wide open question?
Moving away from the realignment, Gallos has a great piece at DBJ talking about Brass, Commie, Calvert, & Claude.
Over at LTL, it's time for another edition of Buy, Sell, Panic.
Speaking of Panicking, former ESPN analyst Matthew Barnaby could be deported after a DWI.