Here they are, the top ten reasons Mike Babcock signed with Toronto...
Number 10... Engaging with the most knowledgeable fans in hockey in reasoned discourse
Number 9... The chance to see the smiling faces of the Toronto media every day
Number 8... Sharing the night life with Rob Ford
Number 7... He was tired of Datsyuk always muttering something at him in Russian every time they got back together after an international tournament
Number 6... He can see real baseball in the off season, the way it was meant to be played, not that American version
Number 5... No more Obamacare!
Number 4... The chance to follow in the footsteps of coaching legends in Toronto like Mike Nykoluk and Tom Watt
Number 3... He didn’t want a contract that was going to pay him in bacon-wrapped pizza
Number 2... He's a sucker for the metric system
…and the number one reason Mike Babcock took the job in Toronto…
The chance to coach the myth, the man, the legend that is Phil Kessel