The Leafs really didnt make any smart free agent moves since Cujo. Mogilny may seem like he was a good pick up,but he didnt live up to what was expected. Believe me,i have ALOT of Leaf fan friends,and the belief was that Mogilny was all that they needed to send them to the cup. With the exception of some hot streaks in the playoffs,he really didnt live up to what was expected. Guys like Roberts and Corson are alright pick ups,but not the players that will send them to the finals. Roberts,Corson and Tucker are the same player and they have too much phycial players and not as much skill.The fact is that they can afford players like Corson and Roberts because they arn’t the star players other teams look for.When it comes to signing a big name star that can put them into the finals,the Leafs get cheap. And believe me,they HAVE the money to spend,they just don’t spend it.
And Yashin isnt a leader because on the Islanders he doesnt need to be. Peca is the leader,Yashin is the goal scorer.
The bottom line is that the Leafs will not this year or any time soon win a cup,because they seem to make DUMB decisions. When the home town boy who loves the team (Cujo) leaves the team for LESS Money because he knows he can’t win in Toronto,you really have to look at things.