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Short NHL season an evaluation nightmare

Leafs' Mike Komisarek (left) gets tangled up with Bruins' Brad Marchand during last night's game in...

Leafs' Mike Komisarek (left) gets tangled up with Bruins' Brad Marchand during last night's game in Toronto. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:13 AM ET

On one hand, as a Boston Bruins assistant coach pointed out post-game on Saturday night, the typical body clock of an NHL player is just getting through its pre-season phase.

Eight games into the season, the rust should be wearing off and players should be rounding into readiness for the meat of the schedule.

But by another measure, by the time the Leafs finish off the four-game week ahead of them next Saturday in Montreal, the team will be a quarter of the way through this shortened, 48-game schedule.


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