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Forfeit some games. That’s right, I said it, forfeit. According to rule 66, when a game is forfeit, the official score is 1-0. That is a whole lot better that some of the scores in recent games. The fans could look at it as an improvement. If the Leafs forfeit enough games, they will move up in the goals against category and eventually they can have a stat to be proud of for once.
Incidentally, there have been officially two forfeits in NHL history. The first came in 1933 in a game between Chicago and Boston. Chicago coach, Tommy Gorman was ejected for hollering at the referee and the Chicago players left the ice as a result. The referee placed the puck at center ice with the score tied 2-2. Cooney Weiland then took the puck and fired it into the empty Chicago goal and the game was forfeited to Boston.
The second forfeit came on St. Patrick's Day (March 17), 1955 in a game between Montreal and Boston. It occurred during an event known as the Richard Riot. The game was awarded to Boston when the Montreal fans rioted after Maurice Richards was suspended for the remainder of the season after an earlier attack on a linesman.
Oddly enough the Maple Leafs are continuing this trend that Boston should be awarded any and all forfeitures by forfeiting their 1st round draft picks to them on a yearly basis.