NHL realignment is a done deal, which means starting next season the Capitals will be part of a juggernaut eight-team division. "It's a tougher division, much tougher," Karl Alzner said.
The NHL Board of Governors has approved the league's realignment and a new division-based playoff format that will begin next season.
The NHLPA has given its consent for realignment, check out what that will entail for the Capitals.
Check out how the conferences would be sorted in the latest realignment proposal.
Capitals NHLPA representative Jason Chimera discusses what the players would like to see in a realignment plan.