It has been a long time since I have actually enjoyed watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. I mean, I have always liked watching the Leafs, but didn't actually like what I saw on the ice.
They were slow, and when they played faster teams, they were dominated.
Things have changed as of late.
Ron Wilson said coming into this season that the team would go through some growing pains, but they would never stop working hard. This team would be hard to play against every game, whether they were winning or losing.
I am starting to see what he was talking about.
Except for one game against Montreal, this team has been in every game. This team loves to forecheck all the time and make plays constantly. They use their speed to make plays, and how often have you been able to say that in the past decade?
Even though they lost Tuesday night against the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning, they were in it all the way, and even though they were down, I found myself still thinking that they could come back. If not for a hot Mike Smith, they would have. They were all over the Lightning and deserved that win.
The past few games have been fun to watch; the Leafs have been an exciting team that you can see starting to click. Now I can't wait to see the results.