I hope the rest of you don't mind, but I'd like to send a fond hello to all the Leaf fans out there. I'd say they were the best team in hockey right now, after watching their gut-drenched win over Ottawa the other night, except that my son already corrected me, pointing out that in fact the Leafs had played badly--bumbling, in their early-season manner.
Still, I've rinsed my glass and now offer it in toast to you, Leaf fans. The film just now settles to the bottom of the glass, just our Leafs will one day, soon, settle into their traditional roles as Stanley Cup champions.
I think that's enough for now. The Leafs are at home to the Bruins, the team they're trying to catch, in 24 hours.