NHL Alignment Since 1967
An illustrated guide to the alignment of the NHL from 1967 to 2012. As you can see, the new Winnipeg Jets are not the first time the NHL has been geographically challenged.

Also posted on Yahoo! Sports PuckDaddy Blog:

An illustrated guide to NHL realignment history



More information on NHL realignment:

NHL Realignment: What Can We Learn From 44 Years Of Seismic League Changes?