The NHL proposed changes to the league wich will take effect next season, basically consolidating the 6 divisions down to 4 in the East and West conferences. Under the new plan, the Eastern Conference would have 16 teams, the Western Conference 14.
For the Penguins, this means that Washington, Columbus, and Carolina will be added to the division that already includes Philadelphia, NYR, NYI, and New Jersey. That means more Ovechkin, more Staal, and more heated battles.
Here's the breakdown for both the East and West conferences...