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12-03-2012, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
maybe i dont understand. but iirc before the salary cap nhl teams could and did spend freely. did the leafs win a cup?
After Ballard (who was cheap), and before the last lock out, the Leafs made the conference final 4 times over a decade and a half.

Better than most teams. They had large payrolls, because of heavy stock of veterans.

Those Leafs teams did not win, but they were very competitive.

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