Here is a look at the new divisional alignment for the NHL season. The season will start on January 13, 2021.
North Division: Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets.
West Division: Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, and Vegas Golden Knights.
Central Division: Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, and Tampa Bay Lightning.
East Division: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Washington Capitals.
|Vancouver Canucks||Colorado Avalanche||Carolina Hurricanes||Boston Bruins|
|Calgary Flames||Vegas Golden Knights||Tampa Bay Lightning||New York Islanders|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Arizona Coyotes||Columbus Blue Jackets||Buffalo Sabres|
|Edmonton Oilers||St. Louis Blues||Dallas Stars||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Montreal Canadiens||San Jose Sharks||Florida Panthers||Washington Capitals|
|Ottawa Senators||Anaheim Ducks||Chicago Blackhawks||New York Rangers|
|Winnipeg Jets.||Los Angeles Kings||Detroit Red Wings||Pittsburgh Penguin|
|Minnesota Wild||Nashville Predators||New Jersey Devils|
ARO is making some bold predictions for the 2020-21 season. We think the notable teams that will be left out of the playoffs will be the Washington Capitals, Pittsburg Penguins, Nashville Predators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadians, and Chicago Black Hawks.
The hardest division will be the Central.