Everyone around the league, I hope you were watching tonight. I hope you were watching when Auston Matthews scored goal one, two, three, four. I even hope you were watching when the Sens won it in overtime. Because you might as well laugh, you might as well joke, you might as well ‘yuk’ it up for as long as you can as, for years to come, SHOTS FROM RIELLY AND NYLANDER AND MARNER AND MATTHEWS RAIN DOWN ON YOU LIKE FROGS AND LOCUSTS. No more of the Leafs being the laughingstock, no more of the Leafs being that cute “Oh, I just pity them so much I’d almost cheer for them” team. THE LEAFS DON’T NEED YOUR PITY. THEY’RE ABOUT TO GO FULL BIBLICAL. So, congratulations are due to you, you beat Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs on the opening night of this season… and I can’t wait to watch you try to beat Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs for the next generation to come.