Looking for a storyline in Toronto vs Columbus

With the NHL’s return to play set to begin on August 1st, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been matched up against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the qualifying round of playoffs. While sports fans gear up for a bizarre finale to the season, there seems to be a lack of storylines going into the play-in round.
Due to the lengthy hiatus, familiar themes of hot goalies, streaking teams, and nagging injuries simply aren’t there to be endlessly discussed and debated. Instead, we will need to dig deeper if we want to figure out what the narrative heading into this series will be.
While others at The Leafs Nation are doing an excellent job on previewing the upcoming best of five series by highlighting individual players, I have decided to do what Leafs fans often do best and look towards the past.
A History of Toronto vs Columbus
The most notable thing about the history of Toronto vs Columbus is that there really isn’t much history at all. The two teams have played against each other only 30 times, by far the lowest amount between Toronto and any other Eastern Conference opponent. By comparison, the Maple …

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Author: Filipe Dimas / The Leafs Nation

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