I don't wanna see Pens vs Flyers in the first round
It's also why I think in all major sports the division concept should be scrapped, just have conferences. Play balanced schedule and best teams get in, seeded by record. Right now top 4 teams In East by record are in Atlantic; even more impressive since they still play each other. Yet they'll be seeded 1,4,5, and 6, with two of them playing each other. Whoever doesn't win division could potentially finish second in record and end up playing 1st and 3rd best teams to make conference final (or 1 and 2 for 3rd place team). But 4th in division (and record) could get to conf. finals by playing 5th and 6th best teams by record.
Travel isn't the burden it used to be, so the regional groupings are obsolete.