Originally Posted by Aar_Canada
Those early 90's teams were Stavros teams and he wanted to win and gave Fletcher carte blanche. They were creaming themselves over the possibility of a Leafs/Canadians final.
No, we werent near top in league spending in the early 90s, the teachers union was still a major factor. We never went out and signed a real superstar late season to give us a push over the top and really as fondly as those teams are remembered, we were never favorites going in and Fletchers hand were still tied in terms of spending like the Wings or Av's.
Hell, the year Montreal won we werent really a high seed and most people expected us to lose to Detriot in the 1st round.