1967 was a LONG time ago and the leafs black and white photo shows how sad it is. Every year Leafs fans continue to prematurely celebrate the Stanley Cup, and are disappointed by a round 1 exit (usually to the Bruins).
This offseason however, Toronto has been very active in trying to piece together a contending team. Some of these moves seem to be a straight one to one replacement without any real growth or impact. Others may be a boom or bust move. Likely to be the latter.
If a couple of these bigger moves play out how management has envisioned them to, Toronto could be a contending team…they just need their face of the franchise to learn to be a complete player.