On Friday night, word came down that the NHLPA did not vote to give consent to the NHL's Board of Governors plan for realignment. The league blasted the NHLPA's decision, which put plans for a four conference league on hold. Both Tampa Bay and Florida were slotted to play in a Northeast Division, with increased travel to Boston, Buffalo, and Canada.
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Lightning player representative to the union, Dominic Moore addressed the players' vote against realignment. Moore said that the players still need to see the league iron out the details of travel. The NHLPA was looking for mock schedules and other hypotheticals that would illustrate the league's arguments for realignment. But, it sounds as if Moore is confident that a resolution is certainly possible and could be on the horizon after further exploration and discussion.
"I think there's solutions out there. It's not going to be a big problem," Moore said. "It's just a matter of ... going through these issues and analyzing some of the information that we can come up with."
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