For Part 2 of my expansion and realignment series, I looked at naming conventions for the Conferences and Divisions within the league – as well as the regular season schedule.
Hockey has been around in one form or another since the late 1800s. The AHAC began in 1886, and the game evolved with the NHL eventually taking a stronghold in the 1917 season. History is what this game is about, and therefore, I wanted to take a little bit of that history and put it back into the game. It is in that spirit that I return some original names to the divisions and Conferences.