I like most Toronto Maple Leaf fans, and hockey fans in general was shocked by the announcement that Toronto forward Jason Blake was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. I must say that the Leafs management did something right for once and handled this situation with the utmost class, offering Blake time off, whatever he wants. I have new found respect for Jason Blake, who instead of taking time off, he chose to keep playing, showing his true character. I hope Jason Blake is able to recover like Mario Lemieux, and more recently Saku Koivu. Thoughts and prayers are with Blake and his family at this time, hope for the best.