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Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets – The Athletic

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A big mismatch occurred on paper in a matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets. On one side are the Leafs, a team full of elite offensive talents. On the other hand, there is a brave group of workers with little star power, especially after the free agent exodus last summer.

This is exactly how my model sees it, which gives Toronto a considerable advantage in this series, which after a few line-up changes turned out to be somewhat more decisive than Pittsburgh over Montreal. That a matchup # 8 against # 9 looks as one-sided as a matchup # 5 against No. 12 may seem strange, but that the two even ended up so close in the overall standings can largely be attributed to the fact that one team is over-fulfilled and the other is under-fulfilled. On paper, Toronto is better than its record, while Columbus is likely to be a little worse, and the Leafs hope this series shows this.

However, hockey is not played on paper. As talented as a team is …


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