Rumors are rampant that the Atlanta Thrashers are in talks with ownership groups in Winnipeg. Right now I would say there is at least a 50% chance the Thrashers will become Canada's 7th team. That means there would be a realignment since it would make no sense to have a Western Canadian team in the Southeast division. In fact, I've heard the NHL is working on 2 different schedules for next season. My guess is that Nashville would take Atlanta's place in the Southeast and Winnipeg would replace Nashville in the Central. Seems like that would create a little tougher SE since Nashville held their own this season, although the Thrashers were on an upswing.