This is something to watch.
The excitement and anticipation are palpable.
Toronto has the best player in the world at this very moment. He is offensively gifted, defensively sound, has a great personality and is a terrific leader. Combine that with the presence of several blue chip prospects and soon to be All-Stars in the lineup and you have the recipe for the next, albeit overdue, great team out of Toronto.
Best in the sport. Let that sink in. How long has it been since you could say that about any Toronto player?
Mats Sundin? Not even close
Roberto Alomar? In the discussions, but not a winner.
Vince Carter? No one care about the NBA.
So now is the time to ride this wave, capitalize on the excitement and ice a team with passion, heart and most of all the ability to win above all else.
But first I have just one question before we put a Leaf on this amazing talent – can Bautista skate?