The Leafs kicked off their Western road trip with a quick and easy win in Seattle yesterday. You can see all the goal GIFs here:

Leafs slay the sea monster

Next up for the Leafs are some late starts this week: 8:00 p.m. ET against the Oilers on Wednesday, and then at 9:00 p.m. ET against the Flames on Thursday.

We get our twice a season look at McDavid vs. Matthews next game!

Other News

The Trade Deadline is Friday, but teams are already making a lot of moves in advance of it.

Late last night the Lightning made a deal to send a lot of draft picks to the Predators to acquire Tanner Jeannot.

For those of you like me wondering who Tanner Jeannot even is, he’s an undrafted signee by the Predators who is 25 years old. He had 24 goals in 81 games last season, and uh, 130 penalty minutes. I think we have a “toughness premium” here that so many GMs pay and quickly regret. The price on this one seems so high that many in the NHL immediately told reporters what a bad deal this was for the Lightning.

The Timo Meir trade finally happened and along with him eight other players switched teams, including two ex-Maple Leafs you may recall.

And Jack Johnson is on the move back where he came from.

For those of you here in Toronto, watch out as the entire intersection of Victoria Park and Sheppard Avenues has been closed indefinitely for a major water main break. Expect the usual horrible traffic in that area to be somehow even worse this week.