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01-27-2013, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Nickolopolous View Post
For every microscopic step forward the Leafs take, the rest of the league, it seems, takes a stride. Think of what we have, and what we don't have, and then compare that to the rest of the Eastern Conference, or, the rest of the league, if you're feeling particularly brave. We have almost nothing; objectively, we're one of the worst teams in the league, year in and year out. Without a bit of luck, I don't see us competing for a long, long time.
I still think we're one legitimate goaltender away from being respectable. Think Curtis Joseph when signed here for that 98-1999 season. And from there, attracting talent to bolster the rest of our lineup becomes infinitely easier. Now i'm not suggesting Luongo is that guy, I think that ship has sailed long ago.. but when the best our goalies can hope to achieve is a .900 save percentage, you're not going anywhere.

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