Same story, different season. Toronto fans watched as another promising Leafs team took off out of the gate, only to falter through the heart of the season and finish well out of playoff contention. It’s not for lack of spending, either. The Leafs are the league’s most valuable team, and their $63.5 million in player expenses is eighth-most in the league. This year’s disappointment cost head coach Ron Wilson his job in March, though management deserves some blame for idly watching as the goaltending duo of Jonas Gustavsson and James Reimer proved itself as the league’s worst.
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