Of course the Leafs are fuckin better.
Paul Maurice behind the bench.
Raycroft and Aubin as a 1-2, could be the best 1-2 in the game by the time all is said and done.
Kubina and Gill added to the blueline.
the best defensive forward in the game in Peca.
Then you factor in that the outstanding talent in Steen, Stajan and Wellwood will all be another year along in their already fantastic development, all three being a year closer to hitting their prime.
Ponikarovsky will continue to build off what he accomplished last year. Antropov will breakout. Sundin isn't going anywhere, and will pick up where he left off. Tucker is a 30 goal guy, Oneil a potential 40 goal guy looking to get back to COnn Smythe calibre form, and you can sure bet we will will have many more pleasent surprises.
Perhaps Carlo, who most around here know as "the next better version of Bourque" Colaiacovo will stay healthy and add to the best blueline in the game, not that it matters because the Leafs still have the best blueline in the game.
Those unwilling to accept the Leafs being much better are on in for a long year.