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02-06-2012, 08:27 AM
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The Passion Returns

I'm sure a lot of people here remember a movie called "The Passion Returns" about the 92-93 Leafs. It always brings back great memories for me and i'd recommend it to any diehard Leaf fan!

It's interesting for me to think about the comparisons to the team that Burkie has built. Maybe Fletcher still has something to do with that
afterall, he did land Grabovski (Gilmour) to kick things off

what comparisons do you see?

Phaneuf=Clark
Grabo=Gilmour
Kessel=Gartner
Lupul=Andrychuck

If somebody could emb the video from youtube that would be great!

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I've watched those 6 part movies on youtube a few times. I don't think anyone has the heart of either Clark or Gilmour on this team. Yes phaneuf and Schenn have heart but not like Gilmour or Clark. The closest comparison I can maybe see is grabo. I haven't seen a play like clark or Gilmour since maybe roberts and tucker.

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Brownie is easily Wendel!

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ugh I miss clark and andreychuk.

a couple buddies and I were watching this the other day on vhs. brings back great memories.

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Still have the VHS tapes. Comparisons?

Gunnarson = Dave Ellett? I really thought hard on that one.

the "Leafs are the best" song is still cringe-worthy

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Reimer=Potvin!

also, it goes to show how a defensive system like Pat Burns' can still be appreciated by the fans if we just win games.

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Not even close.

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I've watched those 6 part movies on youtube a few times. I don't think anyone has the heart of either Clark or Gilmour on this team. Yes phaneuf and Schenn have heart but not like Gilmour or Clark. The closest comparison I can maybe see is grabo. I haven't seen a play like clark or Gilmour since maybe roberts and tucker.
Couldn't agree more!

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I'm sure a lot of people here remember a movie called "The Passion Returns" about the 92-93 Leafs. It always brings back great memories for me and i'd recommend it to any diehard Leaf fan!

It's interesting for me to think about the comparisons to the team that Burkie has built. Maybe Fletcher still has something to do with that
afterall, he did land Grabovski (Gilmour) to kick things off

what comparisons do you see?

Phaneuf=Clark
Grabo=Gilmour
Kessel=Gartner
Lupul=Andrychuck

If somebody could emb the video from youtube that would be great!

Gartner was on the 1994 team.....and our 1993 team was just simply better than this one. That said...we aren't too far away.

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This thread reminded me that I should probably get around to uploading the full thing on youtube as a 1 shot vid instead of my watermarked 6 part one.

That said, I still think the 93 team gets deified a bit much. They were obviously good, but you'd think the team somehow won multiple cups in the same year, rather than get eliminated in the semi-finals. It's impossible to compare anyone to anyone because everyone on that team will forever be seen as above where they are, even the ones who weren't even all that solid.

PS - To OP, Mike Gartner wasn't even a Leaf until the year after

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Dont compare Grabo to Gilmour. Ever.

I love Grabo, but Gilmour has a Selke to his name, and I believe at least 1 100+ point season

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Dont compare Grabo to Gilmour. Ever.
This x infinity.

"....the makings of a classic" That game 7 against Detroit...still gives me chills. And how the hell did they not count Zezel's shot in the last minutes of the third? Just by the angle alone, it was obvious it crossed the line.

Great video. Great times. Those two months were special. For those who don't remember it, or were too young to experience it, it truly was incredible.

Borschevsky!

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This x infinity.

"....the makings of a classic" That game 7 against Detroit...still gives me chills. And how the hell did they not count Zezel's shot in the last minutes of the third? Just by the angle alone, it was obvious it crossed the line.

Great video. Great times. Those two months were special. For those who don't remember it, or were too young to experience it, it truly was incredible.

Borschevsky!
lol...with the chess pieces thing about putting Borschevsky back in the lineup? Awesome.

"They went with five defensemen....here are the echoes of a classic".

Damn.

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lol...with the chess pieces thing about putting Borschevsky back in the lineup? Awesome.

"They went with five defensemen....here are the echoes of a classic".

Damn.
Haha yes, the chess pieces! You're right, "echoes", haven't seen it in years. Used to have it memorized, I watched it so many times.

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Nobody on the current roster is worthy of Glimor or Clark status.

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This thread reminded me that I should probably get around to uploading the full thing on youtube as a 1 shot vid instead of my watermarked 6 part one.

That said, I still think the 93 team gets deified a bit much. They were obviously good, but you'd think the team somehow won multiple cups in the same year, rather than get eliminated in the semi-finals. It's impossible to compare anyone to anyone because everyone on that team will forever be seen as above where they are, even the ones who weren't even all that solid.

PS - To OP, Mike Gartner wasn't even a Leaf until the year after
All true. The 1993 team didn't really get any further than the 1994, 1999 and 2002 teams, but are higher up on the pedestal than any of them. The way they lost in game seven was also a major meltdown (albeit against Gretzky in top form) but that gets glossed over.

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I think the interesting part is Burke has us primed (in terms of position) that a solid acquisition could vault us a long ways next season, which would be the exact same circumstances and exactly 20 years since that film. Gilmour came over and the Leafs were a low finisher but blew the league away the next year. We have an abundance of parts, hopefully he makes it happen.

Really, while I know this is daydreaming stuff, imagine if two moves fell into our lap: a trade for Eric Staal and Parise going UFA.

While there's guys I'd hate to give up, you have to give to get so say Burke talked Rutherford into Schenn, Colborne, MacArthur and maybe a pick. Big price but imagine a top 2 lines of:

Lupul-Staal-Kessel
Kulemin-Grabovski-Parise

We could challenge any team in the league with that.

I'd round out my bottom two with:

Frattin-Bozak-Kadri
Brown-Steckel-Boyce

Defense would look something like:

Phaneuf-Gunnarsson
Liles-Franson
Gardiner-Aulie/Holzer

Somehow or other you move the following for picks or prospects...I don't really care how minimal: Komisarek, Connolly, Lombardi, Armstrong.

I think that team could pull a 92-93.

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This x infinity.

"....the makings of a classic" That game 7 against Detroit...still gives me chills. And how the hell did they not count Zezel's shot in the last minutes of the third? Just by the angle alone, it was obvious it crossed the line.

Great video. Great times. Those two months were special. For those who don't remember it, or were too young to experience it, it truly was incredible.

Borschevsky!
Borschevsky lived two blocks over from me in Lawrence Park that year. I remember he lived with his mom and we'd go to his place like every day after school and she'd make him sign everything we had with us, lol.

I still have boxes of the stuff in storage. Such a shame about his spleen problems, he was such an underrated beauty.

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Nobody on the current roster is worthy of Glimour or Clark status.
Not even close. Corson,Tucker, Roberts maybe even through Muller in. They were the closest players we have had since them, that brought the intangibles that Clark and Gilmour brought to the leafs.

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I do like Lupul over Andreychuk, as Lupul has other scoring areas besides 5 feet away from the net, and a lot more dangerous with and without the puck. Other than that, i haven't seen anything top the 92-93-94 performances by Gilmour.

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This team needs a Tucker in the worst way.

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My buddy does a great Bryan Murray imitation yelling and screaming about Borchevsky with the lisp everytime we see him being interviewed. Still makes me howl.

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Nobody on the current roster is worthy of Glimor or Clark status.
Well obviously this team is young and hasn't accomplished much yet. But you can still see the comparisons in playing style!

after all, we only refer to them as "chess pieces" anyways.

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I have it. I cant watch the end anymore with the Gretzky high stick.

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