It's funny that you bring up confidence for an individual player, meanwhile the rest of the tankers scoff at such a reasoning for the entirety of the team.
Leafs ALWAYS do this. suck for most of the season and when theirs no chance they start winning. Now tell me does this look like a confident team? **** no. Lord forbid that the leaf fans that are tired of this endless cycle of mediocrity want to draft a superstar of our own instead of finishing 9th and renewing the cycle.