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02-13-2012, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by david999 View Post
When Pat Quinn was coaching the Leafs, the first chance they got , Roberts and Corson were signed because he knew you can't win the Cup in the NHL without tough players. New Jersey, Anaheim, Pittsburg, Boston, Chicago, all had tough (not goons)players. The Leafs have to get some size and gritt in their top 9. You also have to get a like-minded coach as well.
Except Pat Quinn never won the cup, and the Leafs were often a terrible team whose only redeeming quality was Hall of Fame goaltending. Corson and Roberts helped us beat down on Ottawa, who dominated our end, and we never got past teams like New Jersey and Philadelphia because they were top to bottom more talented and tougher. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay played their game their way, and won a cup in 2004. Go figure.

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