Auston Matthews: The Maple Leafs' Latest Savior
Wayne Gretzky, the greatest center of all time, had a simple explanation for his brilliance:
|I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.|
It was an efficient assessment of how his vision and creativity merged to become The Great One.
Not bad for a kid who grew up in Brantford, Ontario.
That's the province, obviously, that hosts those lovable losers in Toronto.
That little Swede, incidentally, happens to be William Nylander.
An American from Arizona, no less.
Yes. Yes, it did.
Because Matthews plays as Gretzky suggested. He's already proven it in a decent professional hockey league.
Virtually an entire province -- Ottawa's a holdout -- will be expecting it.
And that includes Cherry. Just don't expect him to don a Stars-&-Stripes jacket. Yet.