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07-14-2005, 04:45 PM
The Original Steve
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Originally Posted by timlap
I don't seriously disagree with your main points, but one of the biggest myths is that Belfour's back has been a problem for the Leafs. That back gets more attention than the paper bag that Roger Neilson never wore on his head.
Let me be clear, I don't have a problem with Eddie being the goalie. In fact, I find the buying out Belfour and signing Cujo rumours to be laughable. I think Eddie could have come cheaper and at a term more in the Leafs favour. He was 39 and you give him a 3 year deal? Not smart. I don't care that the 3rd year was an option. Look at Hasek in Ottawa, he is only counting $2.3 against the cap. The Leafs could use that $2 million had they been more frugal. Hasek's deal was incentive laden, but that is what you should do with older players. A mistake by JFJ.

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