Adam Proteau from THN talks about the Leafs, and the Lockout
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12-08-2012, 06:21 PM
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Ron Francis signing in Carolina and Brett Hull signing in Dallas were two free agent picks up that actually resulted in their teams challenging for Stanley Cups with Francis captaining the Canes to the 2002 final and Hull scoring the Cup winning goal in the 99 Final. I don't know how you could argue that Curtis Joseph was "easily" the best and biggest free agent signing of that summer. Hull was definitely the most sought after free agent of that class and his play and presence in Dallas elevated that franchise to a whole other level.
Calling Cujo "easily the best and biggest free agent signing of that summer" is revisionist history. He wasn't even the most sought after goaltender. Philadelphia and Detroit, who both needed goaltending help, went hard after Mike Richter before he signed back on with the Rangers.
IF Philly hadn't cheaped out and gone with Vanbiesbrouk to save 2M, there is a good chance CuJo and the Flyers have a ring in there somewhere.
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