Toronto Maple Leafs
Bates Battaglia, LW (FA) ; Hal Gill, D (FA-Bos) ; Chris Harrington, D (FA) ; Pavel Kubina, D (FA-TB) ; Michael Peca, C (FA-Edm) ; Andrew Raycroft, G (T-Bos) ; Erik Westrum, C (FA-Min)
Ed Belfour, G (FA-Fla) ; Aki Berg, D (FA-Europe) ; Eric Lindros, C/RW (FA-Dal) ; Paul Maurice, Head Coach (Named) ; Pat Quinn, Head Coach (Fired) ; Tuukka Rask, G (T-Bos) ; Luke Richardson, D (FA-TB)
Jason Allison, C ; Lonny Bohonos, RW ; Tie Domi, RW/LW ; Maxim Galanov, D ; Mike Hoffman, RW ; Alexander Khavanov, D ; Brad Leeb, RW ; Marc Moro, D ; David Turon, D ; Clarke Wilm, C/LW
Well... I'm not going to say that they haven't improved. They are better than last season... much better. That's not saying much though, because they were horrible last year.
They could have done better, but JFJ just didn't seem willing to pull out a deal that would help Mats vitaly. A top line LWer, and a 6 RWer.
He put hs foot down way too early, and missed out on some much needed offencive talent and depth. I also don't think that McCabe was worth anywhere near close to the money he got. That took a chunk out of their cap space in what as a very unnecessary signing IMO.