By Sean Fitz-Gerald, Canwest News Service

TORONTO - At first glance, it seemed merely unlikely. And on second glance, after Andrew Lopez had laid out his vision for a National Hockey League expansion team in Toronto, it seemed more likely that you could ride this copy of your newspaper to the moon than see his vision make it to the ice.

A communications specialist and freelance writer who has also worked as a motivational speaker with Miss Universe Canada, Lopez unfurled his ``dream'' Friday in a swanky downtown Toronto restaurant. The buzz he created with a news release a day earlier had drawn more than a dozen television cameras.