Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Lashoff (23) blocks a shot attempt by Blackhawks right wing Andrew Shaw (65) in front of Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) in the third period Sunday in Detroit. If realignment takes place the way it's being outlined, the Hawks and Red Wings will meet just twice per season.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith (2) blocks a shot by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival (32), of the Czech Republic, in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Detroit. The Blackhawks won 2-1 in a shootout.
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) deflects a shot by Detroit Red Wings center Damien Brunner (24) during the shootout of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Detroit. The Blackhawks won 2-1.
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It is criminal to think that Gary Bettman is going to take the Red Wings away from the Blackhawks if realignment is passed, giving them the opportunity to play only twice a season.