Toronto sports fans are rejoicing that the Leafs finished dead last in the NHL season this year.
Because this dismal season made them eligible for a lottery to get the first draft pick for the upcoming season. And they won the lottery. So theoretically, Leafs get to choose the best new player. I say theoretically because there’s no guarantee their pick will actually turn out best.
Many fans actually wanted the Leafs to lose their final games so they could get this pick.
To me this is the same kind of ass backwards philosophy that runs through much of Canada: Keep the dollar low so we can attract foreign business and, especially, customers for exports like good ol’ Texas Tea (Alberta blend). Meanwhile, tax more so we can (supposedly) get better services.
It’s a loser’s game… in sports and life. Far better, I think, to always do your best rather than skulk around in the mud.