Leaf coach Paul Maurice said in an interview this morning that this year’s Leaf team is “the most talented team I’ve ever coached”. This is a guy that coached Carolina to the Stanley Cup final in 2001/02. Are Jason Blake and Vesa Toskala really that good? They are really the only changes to the team since last year, and last year, the Leafs didn’t make the playoffs.
I realize he doesn’t want to come out and say “this team won’t suck quite as much as last year”, but let’s not stretch things too far.
Interesting note: I originally spelled Gretzky wrong in the title, and Firefox flagged it as a misspelling. Then I corrected it, and the flag went away. This tells me that the word “Gretzky” is in Firefox’s dictionary.