Just when I had envisioned the Bruins, Leafs, Sabres and Canadiens making the playoffs every year forever and ever, the NHLPA goes ahead and stops realignment. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Realignment, not happening, or at least it seems that way for now.

From the White Towel (Province Sports):

The National Hockey League Players’ Association has blocked the #NHL’s proposed #realignment plan for the 2012-13 season

This, of course, means the Jets will remain in the Southeast, while the Florida teams won’t make the jump to join the Northeast clubs. It’s been reported that the League had imposed a deadline for the PA to approve realignment, they didn’t, and here we are.

There’s your late Friday night hockey news.