I can't decide whether to envy this kid's optimism or pity its eventual demise. For the 10th straight year, ESPN The Magazine has released its Ultimate Standings , a list that ranks every professional sports team in the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL from 1st to 122nd. And, for the first time since the inaugural list in 2003, when the Columbus Blue Jackets landed at the bottom, a hockey team is in the basement. That team: the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are worse than the Sacramento Kings, which is the worst kind of worst. How did this unfortunate thing happen? By what criteria could the Maple Leafs be the worst franchise in the NHL, let alone all of North American sport?