Sure, the Leafs lost to the last place Islanders, but did you see John "The Next One" Tavares lead the charge for Canada with two goals and an assist? Even more telling, did you see how he opted to pass the puck to Angelo Esposito instead of scoring a natural hat trick?
Leafs fans, John Tavares grew up rooting for the blue and white, and he's the real deal. As difficult as it is for me personally to root against our team, my subconscious regards J.T. as the shiny silver lining when this season inevitably goes to shit.
Let's go for broke.