Each realigned NHL division can forge own unique identity

Friday August 2nd, 2013
The Capitals and Rangers will now both be a part of the new eight-team Metropolitan division.
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The divisional personalities that emerged in the 1980s helped erase the criticism some had of the league using proper names to designate its groupings. If they emerge again, perhaps that's how we'll all get past fretting over the title of "Metropolitan Division."

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