FILE - In this May 19, 2009, file photo, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly takes questions as he departs United States Bankruptcy Court after a hearing on the Phoenix Coyotes' bankruptcy filing in ... more 
FILE - In this May 19, 2009, file photo, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly takes questions as he departs United States Bankruptcy Court after a hearing on the Phoenix Coyotes' bankruptcy filing in Phoenix. The NHL called off plans Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, to realign and adopt a modified playoff format next season after the players' association refused to agree to the changes. The changes were approved in December by the NHL's board of governors, with the league planning to switch from two three-division conferences to four seven- or eight-team conferences. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ross D. Franklin, File
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 11:35 PM EST