I think the league isn't going to move teams around to much. The NHLPA had a problem with the 2 confences having 8 teams which made it harder for thoes teams to get a playoff spot. I think they will go with a 2 confrence one 8 team and one 7 team division per confrence. This takes that out of the equation. Then as the playoffs goes the top 4 from each division make the playoffs, BUT!!!!! if the 5th place team from one division has more points then the 4th from the other. That team will make the playoffs. I think it will be something like this. This makes it fair if your division has 8 teams. It sounds confusing but you will only have to put up with ti for 2 years until expanision happens and the league goes with the 4 confrence 8 team set up. Top 4 making the playoffs from each.
Pitts, NYI, NYR, PHI, NJ, Carolina, Washington, Columbus
Boston, Ottawa, Toronto, Buffalo, TB, Florida, MTL,
Minn, Dallas, Detroit, St Louis, Nashville, Winnipeg, Detroit
Pho, SJ, ANA, LA, Col,Edm, Van, Calgary
This is just my guess.