TSN’s Insider Trading today contains a firm statement from Frank Seravalli that the Maple Leafs have Mikael Granlund as their primary trade target.

Keeping this from being already a done deal is the lobbying of the Canadian government to cut the 14-day quarantine to seven days for incoming players. Seravalli says the Leafs are leading that charge to get that changed, and they still haven’t been given a firm no.

Nashville is no longer as obvious a loser in the playoff race in the Central as they were.