What Leafs team was better
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03-21-2013, 11:58 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
It's hard to believe that you'd even suggest a comparison. The 1970s leafs were a line, a defence pair and hot and cold goaltending. Beyond that they were pretty thin and I would never put them in the same class as the Habs, Bruins, Islanders or Flyers. They always seemed to be missing the talent and intestinal fortitude to get to the next level.
The early 90s team had more balance, better goaltending and team leadership. Though I'm not a big Leafs fan I can understand why the blown call in the Semi Final is now part of the Leafs legend. The 93 playoff run was a real case of catching "lightning in a bottle" and probably the team's best chance to break the curse of 67.
Just for the dramatics alone the 90's team stands out. No single season of the 70s Leafs comes close to what the team did in 1993.
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