What a 48-game Maple Leafs schedule could look like

Today, the National Hockey League announced cancellations of games through December 30. Rather than re-hash all of that, I think it’s fair to look at where the NHL knows that a real shortened season doesn’t at all benefit the game. Gary Bettman said this last week:

So, if we’re to look at a 48-game schedule for the Toronto Maple Leafs, what could it look like? The crack team at The Leafs Nation put together a sample schedule:

Day Date Opponent
Saturday January 12 @ Montreal Canadiens
Monday January 14 Montreal Canadiens
Tuesday January 15 @ Montreal Canadiens
Thursday January 17 Montreal Canadiens
Saturday January 19 @ Montreal Canadiens
Monday January 21 Montreal Canadiens
Thursday January 24 Buffalo Sabres
Saturday January 26 @ Buffalo Sabres
Sunday January 27 Buffalo Sabres
Tuesday January 29 @ Buffalo Sabres
Thursday January 31 Buffalo Sabres
Saturday February 2 @ Buffalo Sabres
Monday February 4 Boston Bruins
Wednesday February 6 @ Boston Bruins
Saturday February 9 Boston Bruins
Tuesday February 12 @ Boston Bruins
Saturday February 16 Boston Bruins
Monday February 18 @ Boston Bruins
Wednesday February 20 Ottawa Senators
Friday February 22 @ Ottawa Senators
Monday February 25 Ottawa Senators
Wednesday February 27 @ Ottawa Senators
Friday February 29 Ottawa Senators
Saturday March 1 @ Ottawa Senators
Tuesday March 4 @ Montreal Canadiens
Thursday March 6 Montreal Canadiens
Saturday March 8 @ Montreal Canadiens
Tuesday March 11 Montreal Canadiens
Thursday March 13 @ Montreal Canadiens
Saturday March 15 Montreal Canadiens
Tuesday March 18 Buffalo Sabres
Thursday March 20 @ Buffalo Sabres
Saturday March 22 Buffalo Sabres
Monday March 24 @ Buffalo Sabres
Wednesday March 26 Buffalo Sabres
Thursday March 27 @ Buffalo Sabres
Saturday March 29 Boston Bruins
Monday March 31 @ Boston Bruins
Saturday April 5 Boston Bruins
Monday April 7 @ Boston Bruins
Wednesday April 9 Boston Bruins
Thursday April 10 @ Boston Bruins
Saturday April 12 Ottawa Senators
Monday April 14 @ Ottawa Senators
Tuesday April 15 Ottawa Senators
Thursday April 17 @ Ottawa Senators
Saturday April 19 Ottawa Senators
Sunday April 20 @ Ottawa Senators

Lots of Saturday night games here, and lots of games against divisional opponents.

Anyway, that’s just one example.