When the Atlanta Thrashers became the Winnipeg Jets over the summer, the move precipitated the biggest NHL realignment in 15 years. The owners' vote Monday aims for a fan-friendly league that emphasizes hockey's old rivalries.
Stanley Cup Game 7 will be especially hard to see in person because tickets in Vancouver are in short supply. Instead of 2,500 tickets available for Game 6 in Boston, one outlet reports having only about 500 tickets for the decisive Stanley Cup Game 7.
The Atlanta Thrashers have been sold to a business group that intends to move the team to Winnipeg next season. The looming question is whether the move will set off a chain reaction.