Yeah, some of them still don't know much about or owner it seems. just remind them that our payroll was higher than theirs in the pre cap era. Babs well get offers from top clubs and the chance to coach the best player in the game plus a lot of money. If the Leafs want to go to 20 million a year I'm sure he'd sign there but I doubt it. And if the best owner in all of sports makes this personal the Leafs would be in for a long bidding war
Yep I use that pre cap era argument all the time when it's brought up, and then I point to the Toronto Blue Jays who are also owned by Rogers (who profited over 5 billion last year) have a payroll of 130 million and refuse to go over that. Illitch and the Tigers payroll is higher.
The problem with Leaf fans is they will let you know how rich they are, and how popular they are but once the argument turns into facts they lose their argument and turn into complete assholes and start attacking the city of Detroit and the attendance and how old the Wings teams always are. Pretty sure the oldest team to ever win the cup was the 1967 Maple Laughs.