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Does a first round bye benefit a team in the NHL's proposed return to play format?

10 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

Sportsnet.ca's Luke Fox joined Sportsnet Today with Josh Goldberg and Sho Alli to chat about the NHLPA's approval to continue talks for a return to play format, what does the proposed 24-team tournament mean for stats, win or loss records, who would the Toronto Maple Leafs play against, weighs in on if a first round bye is either a positive or negative for a team, explains how the Pittsburgh Penguins might have the biggest disadvantage in the tournament and why NHL would play in a 24- rather than a 16-team tournament.
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Maple Leafs Get Roasted Over Potential Matchups In NHL's 24-Team Proposal

10 days ago   |   By NESN

The last decade-plus or so haven't been particularly kind to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
For one, they've made the postseason just four times since reaching the second round in 2004, and all four appearances resulted in first-round exits. Three of said exits have been to the Boston Bruins , with the series ending each time in a Game 7 at TD Garden.
This Maple Leafs season has been plenty bumpy, but they started to look like they might've been getting on track a bit, as they were sitting in third place in the Atlantic Division when the NHL season paused.
Had that result held, they would've...
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