Asterisk on excellence?


'Think about it: When the Leafs set the mark, they did it under the rules of the day. Have the Sabres done anything different? It's not their fault that there are new rules in the game. All they did was play by them and in so doing they've won nine straight from the start of the season. Should they win a tenth — either in regulation, overtime or a shootout — they will have done so playing by the rules of the game at the time. That's what the Leafs did.'