Toronto Maple Leafs Game Recaps

A case for a better playoff system

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I think the NHL should just copy anything the NBA does, particularly when it comes to its draft and playoff formats. I had a bit of a written argument with Shayna Goldman in The Athletic earlier this season about the drawbacks of the current format, and while we agreed that the current divisional setup is not good for either drama or fairness, I wanted to take it a step further and implement a play-in.

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