OK now. What 20 teams and in what 20 cities?
Here's what I'd do.
Four 5 Team Divisions - bring back the Old School Names!
Prince of Wales Conference
Adams (Northeast) Division:
Ottawa - (relaces the Whale)
NY Islanders - (replaces Le Nordique)
Patrick (Atlantic) Division:
Norris (Midwestern) Division:
Smythe (Pacific) Division:
Colorado - (sorry bug, no return for Winnipeg )
These Areas would be out of luck as their teams would be dissolved...
Ditch the trap, shrink goalie pads (width, not thickness), and open up the ice.
Not to brag, but it would totally fix the NHL.
Just my $0.02,